Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS), NBS and BIM-MEPAUS working together in building services classification mapping
4 September 2019
Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS), NBS and BIM-MEPAUS are working together to support the mapping of building services classifications.
At the Construction Innovation Forum in 2018 it was announced that the Australian market and the BIM-MEPAUS initiative were looking to align with the Uniclass Classification system as far as practicable.
After the launch of VBIS in June 2019 the Uniclass team at NBS have been working closely with the teams from BIM-MEPAUS and VBIS to ensure that there is a consistent mapping between the – VBIS virtual component tag codes and the Uniclass codes to ensure the alignment between the two classifications.
This will allow where possible for there to be a 1 to 1 mapping between VBIS and Uniclass.
This then allows users to take advantage of both systems simultaneously in the management of assets.
The Virtual Buildings Information System facilitates transfer of valuable information from digital construction processes to building owners and facility managers. Developed with significant assistance from the Victorian Government’s Future Industries Sector Growth Program the system is based on an open syntax standard that will be freely available to the market.
NBS is a technology platform for the construction industry. Thousands of users interact daily with its tools to create specifications, find products and develop their digital models.
NBS publishes, updates and maintains the Uniclass global construction classification system.
NBS publishes updates to the tables four times per year and in between those updates, liaises regularly with a growing number of individuals and organizations in the Digital Construction, Digital Engineering and BIM sectors in order to provide support and evaluate requests for new codes . NBS ensures that the tables meet the needs of the users and work in the interests of the global construction industry.
NBS welcomes comment and input from all sectors in the global construction industry and is open to suggestions for new codes or the development of tables to allow all sectors to be able to utilise the tables.