30 April 2017

The April 2017 Update features minor changes to seven tables in response to user requests, respecting the need for a period of stability and minimum change to assist adoption of the Uniclass 2015 classification.

We have been working with the Environment Agency to assist their adoption of Uniclass 2015 as part of the BIM level 2 strategy. There are new codes for flood defence throughout the tables and some amendments to the existing codes, e.g. Reservoirs and Tidal barriers have been moved to the Complexes table from the Entities table.

We are continuing our work with the Metropolitan Police to classify all their spaces and assigning activities where appropriate, which has led to the introduction of further new codes in the Spaces and Activities tables. Our work with the manufacturers who supply Transport for London has continued. Further Uniclass 2015 codes for the products supplied for the maintenance of London Underground have been added which will benefit others working in rail.

The estates department at University of Birmingham have requested some additions to the Tools and equipment table which will be of general use. In the Products table there are a number of additions as a result of feedback from users and new technologies.

The work of maintaining and enhancing Uniclass 2015 to continually support the needs of those operating in the built environment is an ongoing exercise. We welcome comment and input from all sectors in the construction industry via uniclass2015@theNBS.com.

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