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Last edited 16 Mar 2017
Classification, an introduction
The 54-page guide offers an introduction to classification, that is, ‘what things are called, and how those names are arranged and structured’, or ‘the act or process of dividing things into groups according to their type.’
In the construction industry, classification is used in:
- Production information.
- Schedules of rates / quantities.
- Information management systems.
- Operation and maintenance information.
The guide considers classification with particular reference to building services. It explains what classification is, why it is needed, how it is used, and how to recognise particular classification systems.
The guide suggests that ‘Having a vast amount of data about a project or asset can be a very powerful resource. However, it is only as useful as its ability to be retrieved when needed and this is the role of classification.’
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- BSRIA articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Building services.
- BIM classification.
- Common arrangement of work sections.
- Construction Project Information Committee.
- Uniclass 2.
- Uniclass 1.4 legacy release.
- Uniclass2 development release classification (2014).
- Uniclass 2015.
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