Time for another update of uniclass 2015. This time there has been 294 updates with 167 new codes added to Co, En, Ac, SL, Ss, Pr, PM & Ro tables and 80 have been deleted from the En, SL, Ss & Pr tables.
This is the latest in our quarterly updating programme for Uniclass 2015 and includes updates to eight tables.
We aim to minimise 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.
Excel changes file
Following the inclusion of an Excel spreadsheet detailing the code and classification changes in the April 2020 update, we received some positive feedback. We have included this format in the July 2020 update; please let us know if this format is helpful in managing the updating of the processes which use Uniclass 2015.
Updates to existing tables
Throughout the tables, we have added and amended codes as a result of requests and feedback from users and experts.
In the Complexes, Entities, Spaces/ locations and Activities tables, we have added codes for E-sports venues. We have also added codes for Performance requirements in the Project management table, and codes for Design roles in the Roles table.
The Systems and Products tables have a number of additional classifications for items, including: prefabricated pods and modular units; animal pass methods for land fauna; and helium quench installations on MRI units. In the Products table, the codes for refuse and linen chutes have also been reorganised.
Changes to codes and classifications
Our main priority when updating the Uniclass classification tables is to avoid changing existing codes and classifications as far as possible. We add new codes and amend existing classifications in response to feedback, but some feedback causes us to review the existing tables and to identify anomalies. This may lead to us deleting a classification because it is duplicated elsewhere, and we use the revision sheets to point users to the correct location. In other cases, we can see that the groupings of some classifications are incorrect, and so we have to resolve these inconsistencies.
Continuing input and feedback
Between updates, we liaise regularly 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 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 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.