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NBS launches new classification tool to boost software interoperability

by Sion Geschwindt
NBS launches new classification tool to boost software interoperability

NBS has launched a Uniclass tool aimed at increasing adoption levels of the unified classification structure.

The new tool has been redesigned to support interoperability between software platforms, by providing the user with the ability to see the relationships between classifications and offering a more user-friendly platform.

According to NBS, the tool is now more interactive, allowing users to browse Uniclass’ structures through a more accessible format that ensures codes can be found instantly, with the latest and historical tables available for easy download.

The site offers an improved visual layout, which has been modernised and adapted to the needs of the user.

Website content has also been updated and refreshed with new articles and users’ case studies to showcase examples of the classification in use, including its use by the specialists at the Palace of Westminster, for which additional codes were created so they could be applied to the historic items inside.

Tina Pringle, director of digital information at NBS, said: “Digital construction is the future of the UK’s built environment.

“However, to make technology use ubiquitous we need to establish common protocols and approaches, including having a classification system that’s widely used across the sector.

“Uniclass is such a tool and despite being a requirement of public sector projects, private sector adoption is still somewhat lacking.

“That’s why we’ve looked at what we can do to make Uniclass easier to use, and this new website will go a long way in helping more industry professionals unlock the benefits of consistent classification.”

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