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To explain why classification is essential for interoperability and to help organisations to relate Uniclass 2015 to their information management processes.

Sarah Delany, BTech (Hons); CEng; MCIBSE, technical lead​

As Head of Classification and a Technical Author at NBS, Sarah has nearly 45 years of construction industry experience. For the past few years, she has been responsible for, and continues to manage, the development of the construction industry classification system, Uniclass 2015. Sarah has actively collaborated with senior building and infrastructure experts to ensure Uniclass 2015 comprehensively covers the requirements of these sectors. Work with the Environment Agency, Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police among others has led to the addition and amendment of the Uniclass tables improving their quality and relevance.

Aim: to extend this development of the tables to new infrastructure sectors and government departments.

Sarah Davidson, deputy technical lead​

Sarah is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK) in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the UK BIM Alliance executive team.  ​

For the last two years Sarah has worked on the development of the UK BIM Framework guidance supporting the adoption of the BS EN ISO 19650 series.  She has authored elements of guidance and is a co-editor for the guidance series.  She has also co-authored guidance about soft landings and was a technical author for the Interoperability Report commissioned by the Construction Innovation Hub.