As a key deliverable of the BIM Toolkit project, experts from across the construction industry have worked with NBS to develop the new classification system – Uniclass 2015. This builds on previous versions and developments of Uniclass, but significantly extends its scope and responds to industry feedback.
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).
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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