Uniclass 2015

A dynamic and unified classification system
for the construction industry
covering all sectors

Uniclass is a consistent classification structure for all disciplines in the construction industry. It contains tables classifying items of any scale from a large facility such as a railway, down to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.

It’s an essential way of identifying and managing the vast amount of information that’s involved in a project, and it’s a requirement for BIM projects, as set by the BS EN ISO 19650 series of standards.

NBS Chorus, our cloud-based platform, is the only specification tool in the industry that natively supports Uniclass.

What is it used for?

What is it used for?

Uniclass 2015 is divided into a set of tables which can be used to categorise information for costing, briefing, CAD layering, annotations, etc. as well as when preparing specifications or other production documents.

The classifications within the tables, for the first time, allow buildings, landscape and infrastructure to be classified under one unified scheme.

The tables

The tables

The suite of 12 tables is broadly hierarchical, and allows information about a project to be defined from the broadest view to the most detailed. Spaces/Locations exist in Entities which form part of a wider Complex and Activities may take place in any of these. Entities are composed of Elements/Functions, Systems and then Products.

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Latest updates

Latest updates

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Case studies

Case studies

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Input and feedback

Input and feedback

We regularly liaise with individuals and organizations in order to provide support and evaluate requests for new codes. We welcome comment and input from all sectors.

 

 

The unified classification system for the construction industry was developed by the Construction Project Information Committee with assistance from a government funded research project and first published in 1997.

Uniclass 2015 is a development of this unified classification system by NBS and is licensed for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International licence.