This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass. It includes updates to 11 tables.
In this update, we have been working on a number of areas, including:
- Building Safety Act requirements.
- Electrical power transmission content.
- A new ‘Risk’ table.
Building Safety Act
We have been working with the Building Safety Alliance to add classifications to the ‘Properties and characteristics’ table and ‘Project Management’ table. These reflect the requirements of the Building Safety Act and provide a checklist for clients and regulators.
Electrical power transmission
SSE in Scotland and Transgrid in Australia have been involved in a series of meetings with NBS to develop content for high-voltage electricity transmission within the ‘Complexes’, ‘Entities’ and ‘Spaces/ locations’ tables. We have also been able to add content to the ‘Systems’ and ‘Product’s tables for this high-voltage and extra-high-voltage equipment.
Following a number of workshops and meetings with representatives from the HSE, we have agreed to the addition of a new table to cover risks throughout the life of an asset. Other changes are a result of feedback from users; full details of these changes are detailed in the revisions sheets and the Excel change log.
Previously used codes
We aim to minimize changes to existing codes and classifications, but we always take feedback from users into account. Any changes are the result of this input, combined with our own ongoing review, and this sometimes means that a code is moved to another location in the tables – or deleted completely.
Following feedback from government department users of Uniclass, we have made every code that has been used since Uniclass was first published in 2015 available, together with information on the codes that they have been replaced by, where appropriate. Deleted and revised codes are now included in the site search facility, and a separate Excel file that lists all the withdrawn codes is also available.
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 to 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 those changes.
The work of maintaining and enhancing Uniclass 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 the website.
Changes to published versions
Status and revision information is available alongside each Uniclass table. Each information sheet (PDF) provides a summary of the changes made, as well as code-by-code details. A full list of all changes is also available in the Excel change log.