The principles of a classification system for BIM: Uniclass 2015

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    Gelder, John
    2015 Conference Papers
    Building and City Information Modelling
    Conference Papers


This paper describes those principles of the new UK construction-sector classification system, Uniclass 2015, which are specifically intended to serve built-environment information modelling (BIM). Though only seven tables have been officially published at the time of writing, others have been published in draft for comment, and others have been drafted. This paper cuts across them all. Basic requirements for the classification system were spelled out in a ‘functional specification’, which was developed some time after the first ten tables had been published in draft. Uniclass 2015 at that point already met all but one of these requirements, and had developed a number of other principles not identified in the functional specification.


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