ASTM E2013 - 12

    Standard Practice for Constructing FAST Diagrams and Performing Function Analysis During Value Analysis Study

    Active Standard ASTM E2013 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.81

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.11


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    Significance and Use

    This practice establishes a communication format through which all stakeholders can understand, analyze, revise, and agree on the purposes of the project. This practice presents a method by which stakeholders' needs and desires are compared to the cost to satisfy those needs and desires. This is done by identifying the low preference/high cost functions and high preference/low cost functions. These data will be used in the value analysis study as a basis to create alternative solutions.

    This practice helps stakeholders, which include developers, owners, users, planners, contractors, architects, engineers, value analysts, cost professionals, and anyone who is responsible for the budget, construction, maintenance, or operation of the project.

    A practice on performing value analysis of buildings and building systems and other constructed projects, Practice E1699, has been published. As part of the value analysis study, perform function analysis after the collection of relevant information and prior to the identification of alternatives. Function Analysis Systems Technique (FAST) data helps the user identify the alternatives that are highly valued with respect to their cost.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a logical structure for the function analysis of a building project or process.

    1.2 This practice provides a system to identify unnecessary costs of a project.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E833 Terminology of Building Economics

    E1557 Classification for Building Elements and Related Sitework--UNIFORMAT II

    E1699 Practice for Performing Value Analysis (VA) of Buildings and Building Systems and Other Constructed Projects


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.010.99 (Other aspects)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30000000(Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies); 81120000(Economics)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2013-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2013-12, Standard Practice for Constructing FAST Diagrams and Performing Function Analysis During Value Analysis Study, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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