Construction Project Information Committee

Responsible for providing best practice guidance on the content, form and preparation of construction production information and making sure this best practice is disseminated throughout the UK construction industry.

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    Promoting Collaborative Working Within Construction

Note about Uniclass 2015: CPIc ceded the copyright in Uniclass to HM government in 2014 and its developed form, Uniclass 2015, is now a part of the BIM Toolkit published by NBS. Please direct all related enquiries to the NBS Uniclass 2015 page as CPIc can no longer answer these.
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The Uniclass fully searchable, open construction classification system.
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Better Project Information

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 then

 

Inset Doorway Now

Inset Doorway Now

 

Alternative Side Door Then

Alternative Side Door Then

 

Alternative Side Door Now

Alternative Side Door Now

 

Last updated: June 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

Uniclass2 Revision Released

Following feedback, a new set of tables has been prepared to take account a number of comments and error reports received to date. Please do continue to let  us have your comment and details of any errors you may find.

The work results table has been removed as it was not originally intended as a classification table, but a means to link one table to another. This has led to some confusion however, so it has been withdrawn from the current development release.

The latest release can be found here: www.cpic.org.uk/unclass2

To provide further feedback or suggestions, please use the CPI/Uniclass LinkedIn Group, or email Sarah Delany (sarah@cpic.org.uk).

 

Last updated: June 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

What is the definitive Uniclass2 resource?

Introduction

A number of people have asked about the relationship between the CPIC website, the BIM Gateway project and the Uniclass2 labs section of the BIM Task Group website. Most importantly, there have been some queries over the “definitive” source for the new Uniclass2 classification system. This short post will hopefully clear up any confusion.

A Definitive Uniclass Resource

The BIM Gateway was a one year joint project between the RIBA Technical Research Department and Central St.Martins College. This was done with the full cooperation of the CPIC committee, and resulted in an open, online version of the Uniclass and Uniclass2 systems, plus a number of visualisations and statistical experiments.

The resulting Uniclass2 output of the BIM Gateway project was handed over to the BIM Task Group for dissemination through the labs section of their website.

Because the Uniclass2 system was (and is) still being updated, it was felt that a more natural home for the Uniclass2 system was on the CPIC website, alongside the original Uniclass system, where the CPI Committee could administer updates directly rather than through the BIM Task Group.

We have now closed down the BIM Gateway website, and the BIM Task Group website has now been updated to reflect www.cpic.org.uk being the definitive resource for the Uniclass and Uniclass2 systems. A legacy page detailing the BIM Gateway project is now available on the CPIC website: The BIM Gateway Project

The Future

Now that we have Uniclass2 under direct control of the CPIC committee, we have a plan for a number of updates for the digital delivery of the Uniclass2 system. These will be released in the coming months. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future updates or delivery formats, then contact sarah@cpic.org.uk, or contribute to our LinkedIn group.

Last updated: June 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

 

 

 

CPI Committee Meeting

The CPI Committee meet at the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists today.

The CPI Committee during today's meeting.

The CPI Committee during today’s meeting.

From L-R: Sarah Delany, Phil Jackson, Cosmas Kamasho, John Eynon, Jeff Stephens, Ian Elmer, Hywel Davies, Alex Tait and our chairman Douglas Smith (out of shot: Keith Snook and Stuart Chalmers)

Last updated: June 1, 2014 at 10:24 am