Tuesday, 4 December 2018

An international classification for the built environment

I was presenting to an international delegation recently and wanted a slide sequence to question whether a single universal classification system was possible for the built environment.

I then asked the Twitter community what they thought...
Twitter Poll
Essentially, would it be possible to have a single code to represent each 'object' in the built environment and then have international translations for each of these codes?
With increasing interest in Uniclass around the world, I wonder whether this will happen one day.

More reading: The Uniclass classification system

Digital Twin

I recently had a Twitter exchange with Ralph Montagu from arcdox.com around some slides he had illustrating the need for a 'digital twin' for each physical object.

I think it nicely illustrates what should be the case (tweet one) and what is more often the case (tweet four).

Ralph's second tweet makes the point that without the digital object and attributes there is no link to important data sources like spec and manuals.

My tweet suggests that the spec and manuals will quite often either not exist - or at least not exist in a digital format.

Finally Ralph shows the extreme case, where there are many boxes of disorganised paper.

Anyway, I thought it was a nice little set of illustrations worth putting into a quick blog post.