In the office we have a job where we are required to use a project extranet system and as one of the rules of the system we are supposed to work to astandard layering convension 'Uniclass' which is similar to CI/SfB and BS1192. Our company is of a structural engineering disipline and we are finding these layer names are more 'geared up' for Architects. When it comes to the structural frame of a building there are very few layers that we are able to use whereas for a ceililng for example (which is of no interest to us!) there are about 5 different layers. I'd like to here from any structural engineering companies that have managed to overcome such problems or who simply know more about this Uniclass system. The construction industry standards always seem to be developed from an Architects perspective which doesn't meet the needs of all members of the construction process, Its about time civil and structural engineers established a firmer position in the industry and society in general. Anyway, I digress, please let me know your thoughts on the above.
In the office we have a job where we are required to use a project extranet system and as one of the rules of the system we are supposed to work to a