The removal of the ‘beta’ logo doesn't mean that the toolkit journey is at an end - but it is a sign that all of the functionality is working correctly and that it is ‘release quality’.
At the BSI BIM conference I presented three of the main concepts behind the BIM Toolkit: Classification; Levels of Definition and Digital Plans of Work. I have written three short blog posts to go through these slides as an introduction to these. This first blog post is on classification.
Before looking at classification in the construction industry it is worth looking at a world-leading web application like ebay. As a seller, it couldn't make it easier to classify the item you are selling. This allows ebay to gain valuable intelligence in terms of the millions of assets within its data store. It also allows potential customers to quickly find items they are interested in by filtering bases on specific properties. For example, a DVD has a ‘region’, a ‘length’, a list of ‘special features’; a t-shirt has a ‘size’, a ‘colour’, a ‘material’ etc…
|Classification made easy by ebay|
|Uniclass2015 – based on the ISO 12006-2 framework for classification|
|Technical Article from Sarah Delany, Head of Classification at NBS|
|An example ‘Complex’ is an ‘Airport’|
|An example ‘Location’ is an ‘Aircraft standing area’|
|An example ‘Element’ is a ‘Barrier’|
|An example ‘System’ is a ‘Jet blast deflection system’|
|An example ‘Product’ is a ‘Jet blast deflector’|
- https://toolkit.thenbs.com/articles/classification - Article from Sarah Delany on classification.
- https://toolkit.thenbs.com/articles/for-software-developers - BIM Toolkit software API
- Post 2 of 3 – Levels of Definition
- Post 3 of 3 – Digital Plans of Work