ASTM F3342 - 19

    Standard Guide for Temporary Fence Applications for Construction Sites

    Active Standard ASTM F3342 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This guide sets forth the minimum standard requirements for the application of temporary fences for construction sites by installing 6 or 8 ft (1.83 or 2.44 m) high temporary construction fence enclosures used to delineate and form a physical barrier on the construction site. A wide variety of materials, both new and used, are acceptable as long as the finished product is neat and uniform in appearance.

    5.2 Temporary fences should form a continuous barrier, panel type fence to be securely attached together or to a supporting post with steel fitting forming a positive connection.

    Note 1: Warning to end user regarding screening: Wind screens applied to a fence form a solid barrier. The temporary fence described in this standard is not capable of handing 110 MPH wind gusts per ASCE/SEI 7-10. If screening is to be installed the fence should be researched and designed the same as a permanent fence to support the wind load; refer to Chain Link Manufacturers Institute Wind Load Guide, WLG 2445.

    Note 2: Warning to end user regarding installations adjacent to open excavation and street corners. Refer to contract documents, site plans, or local codes for fence offset from excavations and to ensure vehicles a clear line of sight for street corner safety.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers a variety of materials and methods used in the construction of temporary fences.

    1.2 Temporary fences are physical barriers used to define and designate the boundary of construction sites.

    1.3 Temporary fences are intended to be installed before any construction activity starting and removed at the end of the construction phase. The duration of service can vary; consideration should be given to the length of time the temporary fence will be in use.

    1.4 When determining and specifying materials and installation methods, investigate contract specifications, contract documents, site plan fence location, and, possibly, local codes. Before installation, review and inspect existing site conditions. In some cases, a permanent fence installation should be used as temporary fencing.

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

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    F567 Practice for Installation of Chain-Link Fence

    F900 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Steel Swing Gates

    F1184 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Horizontal Slide Gates

    Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute Document

    WLG 2445 Chain Link Fence Wind Load Guide for the Selection of Line Post and Line Post Spacing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures); 91.200 (Construction technology)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3342-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3342-19, Standard Guide for Temporary Fence Applications for Construction Sites, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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