30 January 2020

This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass 2015, and includes updates to ten tables.

Updates to existing tables

In this update, we have carried out an exercise to ensure that we are consistent in our classifications, and that the classifications are in accordance with Oxford Dictionaries (published online by Oxford University Press). This has involved the amendment of classifications without changes to the codes.

All the changes for this exercise are listed separately in the revision sheets under the heading ‘Grammatical changes’.

Throughout the tables, we have added and amended codes as a result of requests and feedback from users and experts. We have worked with Keller Foundations to include new Systems codes for methods of piling, and a new Entities code for a ‘Pollution control barrier’.

Amongst the new codes in the Systems and Products tables, we have added codes for ‘Baby protection systems and units’, and for ‘X-ray radiation protection screens’.

We have added codes to the Products table for ‘Prefabricated balconies’, some specialist glassware and several types of tap. We have also completed our work to map to the Energy Technology List (ETL) for the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and this has led to the addition of more Product codes and classifications.

Continuing input and feedback

Between updates, we regularly liaise with a growing number of individuals and organizations that use the tables, in order to provide support and evaluate requests for new codes. We are grateful to all the organizations that we have worked with for their input. As we share details of this activity, industry professionals can learn more about who else is using the tables, what purposes they are using them for, the range of changes to expect and the reasons for them.

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.

Changes to published versions

Status and revision information is available alongside each Uniclass 2015 table. Each information sheet (pdf) provides a summary of the changes made, as well as code-by-code details.

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. If you wish to get in touch, please do so at uniclass2015@theNBS.com.

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