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Uniclass

SPECIFYING WITH UNICLASS

Uniclass is native to NBS Chorus and NBS Source, and is also integrated into other leading construction platforms.

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Uniclass and Specification

The construction industry builds the infrastructure that we depend on. We need to focus on the outcomes that people and nature need – a higher-quality, sustainable, resilient built environment is only possible if the information we need to make decisions is well-structured and interoperable.

Uniclass, a unified classification system which is owned, managed, and moderated by NBS, is used as a way of identifying and managing the vast amount of information that’s involved in a construction project. Well-structured information, developed during the project, can then be used when managing the asset through its life.

Uniclass is now a requirement for BIM projects in the UK. It is cited in the national foreword of BS EN ISO 12006-2 and the national annex of BS EN 19650-2. As more and more projects follow these standards, Uniclass has become the primary classification system included within many software platforms used within the construction and asset management industry. The NBS Digital Construction Survey 2021 showed that over half of BIM projects in the UK now use Uniclass as their primary classification system.

NBS is committed to maintaining and developing Uniclass as a free-to-use classification; the launch of the new Uniclass website, and integration of Uniclass into our platforms helps demonstrate our commitment to improving the quality of information in the construction industry.

 

Uniclass and NBS Chorus

Uniclass and NBS Chorus

NBS Chorus is the leading specification platform in the UK, allowing users to create technical specifications rapidly anywhere on any device. The specification content library structured by Uniclass in NBS Chorus allows specifiers to develop their specifications earlier in the project timeline, then either specify building systems by performance requirements or by linking to and specifying each of the products that form part of the system.

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Uniclass and NBS Source

Uniclass and NBS Source

All information within NBS Source is classified by Uniclass, making it easier to discover and specify manufacturer systems and product. The technical characteristics defining each system or product are set by the generic specification in NBS Chorus so that manufacturer products can be consistently compared and assessed.

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Other leading platforms integrating Uniclass classifications

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11 May 2021

Join our webinar to learn more about Uniclass 2015, how it's used across the industry, and the benefits it brings to projects. Sarah Delany (NBS' Head of Classification) and Dr Stephen Hamil (NBS' Innovation Director) will host the session and will discuss the fundamentals of Uniclass and demonstrate how it's used within the NBS platform to create connected construction information.

Stephen and Sarah will be joined by guest speakers Fiona Moore (Director at Cirrus) and Rob Jackson (Associate at Bond Bryan), who will showcase the work for the Government & Industry Interoperability Group and demonstrate practical examples from Department of Education projects.

13 May 2021
Join our webinar to hear case studies from various organisations showcasing how Uniclass is applied to construction and asset management projects. Dr Stephen Hamil (NBS’ Innovation Director) will host the session and will be joined by guest speakers from the Environment Agency, the Palace of Westminster's restoration of the House of Parliament team, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Geometry Gym. The speakers will showcase how they use Uniclass on their projects, in information management and the benefits it has brought to their working practices.