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Last edited 27 Mar 2018
Building spaces definition
Uniclass is a voluntary classification system for the construction industry that can be used for structuring project information, such as building information models (BIM). It was created in 1997 by the Construction Project Information committee (CPIC).
"In buildings, spaces are provided for various activities to take place. In some cases a space is only suitable for one activity, for example a kitchen, but a school hall may be used for assemblies, lunches, sports, concerts and dramas. Also classed as spaces are transport corridors that run between two locations, such as London Kings Cross to Newcastle, or the M1 from London to Leeds."
- Access rooms.
- Bathroom definition.
- Blind arcade.
- British post-war mass housing.
- Circulation space.
- Concealed space.
- Crawl space.
- Fire compartment.
- Habitable room.
- Inner room.
- Landing definition.
- Principal habitable room.
- Protected escape route.
- Room for residential purposes.
- Sanitary accommodation.
- Space classifications for lighting controls.
- Unprotected escape route.
- Utility room.
- Water closet.
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