The major changes appearing in this revision are the expansion of existing
standards into more useful segments of work. The largest areas of concentrated
effort are reflected in Brush Painting and Surface Preparation. Other additions
or changes occur in the Glazing, Roller Painting and Spray Painting areas. "Two
man job" and "More than two men" entries have been removed from the Supplemental
Task sheet and are now included in all painting tasks except Traffic Striping.
The Ladder listing has been removed from the Paint Handbook and placed on the
Supplemental Task sheet to make it more readily accessible to all crafts.
Task Listing. One page is used for each major classification of work
except for Surface Preparation, which has two pages. The page titles are
i d e n t i c a l t o t h e t i t l e s l i s t e d i n t h e t a b l e o f c o n t e n t s . The task descriptions
are brief, yet give a quick overview of what tasks are available. If the task
does not appear on this page, it does not exist. If there was a question as to
where a task should be placed, it will appear in all classifications where it
could possibly be listed.
Explanation and Scope of Standards. Each task listing page has a facing
page of explanations. This page gives a detailed description of the task
limitations and applications. Also on this page is a short paragraph on
materials and an example of how the task would appear on a Job Phase Calculation
Task Time Details. The Task Time Details no longer include times for each
d e t a i l l i n e . These reformatted details are listed numerically in the back of
this handbook. They are provided for your use in researching the contents of
General Information. All task times are shown in labor hours. These labor
hours do not include time for staging required materials at the job site.
Activities such as material handling time, travel time and job preparation time
are covered in the Planner-Estimator's Deskguide. Engineered Performance
Standards (EPS) should be applied by personnel who have attended an EPS training
course. New users of EPS should attend a formal initial EPS training course as
soon as possible. In the interim, new users should be assisted and their
planning and estimating work reviewed by personnel formally trained and
experienced in using EPS.