ASTM E Standard Classification for Cost Estimate Classification System. ASTM Standard E, “Standard Classification for Cost Estimate Classification. System” DOI: /E, as established by ASTM International. Find the most up-to-date version of ASTM E at Engineering

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The standard will allow project team members to differentiate between each different cost estimate resulting from these changes. Using E will ensure that the validity of all cost estimates made along e25166 way can be easily understood by everyone on the team.

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Link to Active This link will always e216 to the current Active version of the standard.

ASTM E – 06 Standard Classification for Cost Estimate Classification System

There are also references to specific industries, for cost estimate classification as applied in: Team members who would benefit from the standard include clients, financiers, project managers, architects, engineers, contractors, and others. Using a new ASTM standard will improve communication among the many stakeholders that are involved in preparing, evaluating and using cost estimates for new construction projects.


The various parties that use cost estimates often misinterpret the quality and value of the information available to prepare cost estimates, the various methods employed during the estimating process, the accuracy aatm expected from estimates, and the level of risk associated with estimates.

Improving communications about estimate classifications reduces business costs and project cycle times by avoiding inappropriate business and financial decisions, actions, delays, or disputes caused by misunderstandings of cost estimates and what they are expected to represent. Referenced Ast, purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part ashm the standard.

This is important because details frequently change during the natural course of designing a construction job and each detail has an effect on cost.

Each development milestone in a project requires an increasingly more detailed cost estimate. This classification is intended to be generic and so provide a system for the classification of cost estimates in any industry. asstm


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According to Anthony Huxley, a consultant and E06 member, E will fill a great need in the construction industry. Estimate classifications provide valuable additional reporting information when used as an adjunct to Practice E Use of this classification will improve communication among all the stakeholders involved with preparing, evaluating, and using cost estimates.

Huxley notes that the subcommittee is particularly interested in e516 reports from anyone who has used the standard, as well as reports on observed accuracy rates in specific areas and industries.

Skip to main content. Using this classification will help those involved with project estimates to f2516 misinterpretation of the various classes of cost estimates and to avoid their misapplication and misrepresentation.