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ECLASS and UniversalTypes become compatible

The cooperation with ProMaterial rounds off the further development of the content of the ECLASS standard for the area of BIM and structural engineering.

André Lindner of ECLASS puts it this way: "The cooperation agreement between ECLASS and ProMaterial, an important player in the BIM environment, is an important step for the further development of the content of the subject area 22 'structural engineering'."

Under the leadership of buildingSMART International (bSI), ProMaterial is developing "UniversalTypes", a manufacturer-neutral description format for the properties of building products, together with the industry. UniversalTypes is and will be introduced by bSI in 25 national organizations, supported by many other software partners. The main goals of the cooperation between ProMaterial and ECLASS are harmonization and the creation of a mapping between ECLASS and UniversalTypes. In particular, ECLASS will adopt properties from the preliminary work of UniversalTypes. The collaboration will start with a PoC to begin in the drywall and glass product areas.

This new cooperation completes the currently successfully initiated content-related activities for the further development of ECLASS in structural engineering. For ECLASS Release 14.0, input from UniversalTypes, buildingSMART (DE), Freeclass, SCHLEITH, STRABAG and others will be processed in several working groups to add a lot of new and improved content to the standard, ensuring good usability of ECLASS in BIM.




About ProMaterial:
ProMaterial is the new technology network specialized in e-sourcing and online distribution of building products. The innovative SaaS technology supports manufacturers and distributors to present and efficiently sell construction materials and products with excellent data quality via various channels on the Internet. ProMaterial itself is a technology supplier and not a market participant. All groups of buyers find information about the products in the required form, in industry software solutions, online marketplaces, BIM or calculation systems or more simply via web shop. Professional customers and end users can more conveniently order a wider range of products. Under the auspices of buildingSMART International (bSI), ProMaterial is working with the industry to develop a new manufacturer-neutral description format for the properties of construction products. UniversalTypes, supported by many other software partners, are introduced in 25 country organizations of bSI.

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