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John Gelder

John Gelder

Lecturer in construction, University of South Australia

John is an architect. He was chief editor at NATSPEC for 5 years in the 1990s. Subsequently, while working for NBS in the UK, he initiated the development of, and designed the data structures for, NBS Services (the precursor to NBS Create), NBS Create (the precursor to NBS Chorus) and Uniclass 2015. He was also on the Working Group for ISO 12006-2:2015. He is now a lecturer at the University of South Australia. While there, he co-authored/authored reports recommending the adoption of Uniclass 2015 to both TfNSW and Austroads and remains in touch with NBS on the development of Uniclass 2015.

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Classification is needed in the construction industry. It was needed in a pre-BIM environment (an early example being the Swedish Samarbetskomittén för Byggnadsfrågor, SfB, which was launched in 1950), and it is needed even more in a BIM environment where the benefits of digital interoperability are likely to be huge.
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