Adopting Building information modelling (BIM) for managing information from concept to grave means sharing information with the right people at the right time. Ensuring that information is structured the same way by all interested parties, requires a unified approach to classification. It is also important that the classification is unified so that at each stage of the life cycle of any construction project information can be developed in a logical manner.
The current UK standard classification, Uniclass, consists of a number of tables that provide a good framework but it is not well aligned for mapping from one table to another. This document identifies the issues and sets out the proposals for improving and unifying Uniclass.