ASTM WK66784

    Revision of E1664 - 95a(2018) Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Layout and Building Factors

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    Active Standard: E1664 - 19

    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.25 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager



    building; building layout factors; building loss factors; facility; facility occupants; function; HVAC; layout factors; office; performance; rating; rating scale; requirements; serviceability;;


    Rational for Revision of E1694-95A (2018) E1694-95A(2018) Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Special Facilities and Technologies is one of a group of ASTM standard classifications that together constitute a method for determining user requirements and associated building serviceability. This serviceability standard focuses on an offices use of communication technology. The serviceability standards were originally issued in 1995 are in need of updating because of the ways that office buildings are used, office technology, furnishings and other equipment have evolved. Furthermore, users of buildings now give greater importance to communication technology than was typical upon its original issue resulting in additional user requirements and new building features to satisfy them. There have also been lessons learned from applying this standard resulting in adjustments to the parsing of details in the scales and its graphical presentation to users that improve effectiveness and economy that need to be incorporated into the standard classifications at the same time; specifically the updating of communication technology, its use, and need for security of operation. E1694-95A needs to be updated as part of keeping the entire group of standard classifications relevant and useable as well as consolidated to eliminate repetition and simplify access to information. Each revised scale deals with an individual function required by users or individual building feature that provides a level of serviceability whereas each original scale included a number of functions or features grouped together. The new format makes the typical approach to strikeout and underline text awkward for the scales themselves. For this reason, the front-end sections, with the scope, referenced documents, terminology, significant use, basis of classification, and keywords uses the standard strikeout and underline convention. However each scale to be replaced is presented in its entirety with a strikeout X through the entire graphic followed by the revised scales in their entirety, without underline. There is not a one-to-one correspondence between replaced and revised scales, so a replaced scale will typically be followed by a number of revised scales. Future questions can be directed to the technical contact: Jim Bechard Phone (519) 537-2639

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