UNICLASS 2015 is a development of CPIc’s UNICLASS 2 and is now cited in the UK National foreword to ISO 12006-2 Building construction – Organisation of information about construction works as the UK response to that International Standard. This has the important effect of elevating its status from that enjoyed by previous versions of UNICLASS.
In 2014 CPIc passed its intellectual copyrights in UNICLASS, including all the development work in UNICLASS 2, to the UK Government for beneficial and government backed and financed development and completion for use with BIM. This has resulted in the UNICLASS 2015 classification within the BIM Toolkit published by NBS. After a period of publication in beta this has now moved to its first formal post-beta issue for use. Development will continue, however, so please do comment/feedback from your own observation and particularly from use on design and construction projects. Whilst CPIc continues and can answer questions about its other documents or legacy versions of UNICLASS, it seems only appropriate to refer enquiries about use of the new UNICLASS 2015 to the NBS.
Questions will very likely be answered by this article and the tool provided for keyword searches
(scroll to the end of the article for the search tool).
If, having read the article you still have questions do contact the author of that page Sarah Delany at NBS (Sarah.Delany@theNBS.com).
Making “Building Information Modelling” happen.
The BIM Task Force and Technology Strategy Board are collaborating to deliver Classification and the Digital Plan of Works
The UK BIM Task Force is working in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), to support the development of a ‘free to use’ digital tool. This will reflect the: new Plan of Works, encompasses the publically available PAS 1192 standards, and use the CPIC classification system to structure the data storage thus exploiting the publically available Level 2 standards being developed for BIM (Building Information Modelling).
Read more here
A great video from the CPI archives, provided by Keith Snook of the BRE (and CPI Committee member).
This clip from a much longer film from the time of the launch of the original CPI documents in 1987 and shows two examples of the consequences of not communicating information effectively through the construction process. Both cases show the correlation between the quality of information delivered to site with the quality of finished work.
“Progress on site was often disrupted by late or inadequate information”
Then and Now
Here’s some comparison shots of the first example in the video (from the Building Research Establishment in Watford) as it stands today, still with the infill detail at the redundant doorway.
Inset Doorway then
Inset Doorway Now
Alternative Side Door Then
Alternative Side Door Now
Last updated: June 1, 2014 at 10:24 am