05 August 2019

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

‘Form of Information’ and ‘Roles’ tables

Following the publication of the ‘Form of Information’ and ‘Roles’ tables in the April 2019 update, we have received feedback to help us refine their content.

Updates to tables

We have been working with a number of organizations during the last three months to improve the content of the classification tables. The following codes are now included in the tables:

  • For signalling, as a result of discussions with Transport for London.
  • For pneumatic motors and chlorination equipment, following discussions with Northumbrian Water Ltd.
  • For fish, eel and lamprey passes and hatcheries, following discussions with the Environment Agency.
  • For automatic aircraft docking systems, and escalators and moving walks products, following requests from Pascall+Watson.
  • For gangways and train boarding ramps, and trackside buildings, as a result of queries from Transport for New South Wales.
  • Codes for structural classification in the Elements/ functions table have been amended, following a meeting with the Institute of Structural Engineers’ BIM panel.
  • Codes for air conditioning equipment for AG Coombes, in the state of Victoria in Australia.

We have taken the opportunity to amend some entries in the Systems table, reducing the instances of duplication for ‘Operable barriers’; and the Tools and Equipment table, making the classification’s granularity more consistent.

Other additions and amendments to codes and classifications in the tables have been made, following queries from users of the classification.

Continuing input and feedback

Between updates, we regularly liaise with a growing number of individuals and organizations using the tables, in order to provide support and evaluate requests for new codes.

We are grateful to all of 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 the changes.

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.

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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