Current news 2023-06-30

BIMTypeCode Guide and mapping

The BIM Stockholm group in Sweden and BIM7AA in Denmark has in collaboration developed a type code system, a simple an logical coding structure for building components based on the consultants design requirements, experience and best practices from complex and simple BIM-projects.

In autumn 2022 BIMTypeCode was launched as an updated collaborated version, which as a result have the same name regardless of which country you work in.

Today release provides a guide and description on how the coding system is designed to be used, alongside a mapping with Littera and classification system.

Download the Guide and the List from Comment, contact and more info at

//BIM Stockholm

Current news 2022-09-07

BIMTypeCode update

In BIM Stockholm, together with BIM7AA, we have developed an updated version of BIMTypeCode, which we are now launching together. From now on the system will have the same name regardless of which country you work in. Alongside, we have also developed a new website for the product
This update consists of a number of editorial, logical and new changes based on user feedback.
On the website you can now download:

- BIMTypeCode 2022SE (Excel)
- Changelog (Excel)
- TypeNumber Appendix (Excel)
- BDR - BIM Detailing and Responsibility (Excel)
- Shared Parameter file (.txt)
- Property Set file (.txt)

During the autumn, we will supplement with a new guide that simply describes how BIMTypeCode works and is intended to be used. This is done together with a sample IFC file.
We will also publish a mapping table to classification systems.

A great thanks to everyone who has contributed to this process.

This autumn there will also be other news from BIM Stockholm, so please follow our website

All our products are free to download and use.

//BIM Stockholm
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Current news 2021-12-07

BIM Stockholm expands the collaboration

BIM Stockholm expands the collaboration and has invited Carlstedt Arkitekter to participate.

This benefits our ongoing development work to optimize BIM processes in Stockholm and Sweden.
Carlstedt Arkitekter has offices in Stockholm, Nyköping and Eskilstuna.

Current news 2020-05-05

Download building-level interfaces (BDR) list

You are now able to download BDR (BIMTypeCode Details and Responsibility) list to determine ownership, interfaces, modelling levels and responsibility for the building components.

The BDA list is structured according to BIMTypeCode. BDR needs to be fitted to the project, and can be used even though BIMTypeCode isn't applied. Is at the moment only available in a Swedish version.

Current news 2019-03-26

Learn about BIMTypeCode at Nordic BIM Summit 2019

We have been invited to speak at Nordic BIM Summit 2019 on this Friday. If you are around we hope you will join us at our presentation “What is BIMTypeCode” at 8:45 Friday the 29th.

We will be present under the whole summit, so please come and talk with us during the breaks.

Current news 2019-02-13

Informationmeeting with software suppliers

BIM Stockholm has met with software suppliers to present BIMTypeCode.

On wednesday BIM Stockholm met with representatives from AEC, Nolliplan, NTI and Symetri at LINK arkitektur. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the software suppliers about BIMTypeCode, how it is intended to be applied and managed. The interest was great and BIMTypeCode was well received. The intention is now to implement the system in mulitple software applications.

During the spring BIMStockholm will reach out to more partners in the construction industry to inform about BIMTypeCode. The BIM Stockholm group will even continue to optimze more BIM methods and processes.

Press release 2018-10-10

New collaboration for the development of the construction sector

The digitalization of the construction industry is in full swing and there is a need to develop new digital coding systems of building elements in the construction sector. Therefore, the BIM Stockholm initiative, a collaboration between eight architectural offices, has developed BIMTypeCode.

On October 10, BIMTypeCode is introduced, a coding system aimed at simplifying the design process and raising productivity in the construction sector.

Behind the method are eight of Sweden's leading architectural offices, which together created the BIM Stockholm Group. The development team consists of Arkitema Architects, AIX Architects, Cedervall Architects, C.F. Møller Architects, Liljewall Architects, LINK Architecture, Nyrene Architectural Office and Tengbom.

Typecoding of building elements contributes to an industry-wide basis for communication by developing a uniform way of describing the different elements of a construction site. By simple and systematic typing of building elements, the system responds to today's digital needs in the construction sector.

The development project BIMTypeCode is about developing and optimizing BIM tools, methods and processes focusing on a common language between all actors. This contributes to a more qualitative and reliable information management, as communication between actors in the construction process requires terms and concepts to be common.

BIMTypeCode is a simple and logical coding structure for building elements based on design requirements, experience and best practices from both smaller and more complex BIM projects. The method structure and create the conditions for drawing up lists of estimates, calculations and descriptions, as well as defining building-level interfaces between different disciplines. The codes are not language-based because they are based on a numeric system. In this way, a simple standardization of all disciplinary building elements is achieved. The type coding does not correspond to a classical designation or classification system.

The inventory of the building elements that Swedish construction projectors need and what they are called is a result of the Smart Built Environment project "Rating as a complement to classification" funded by Formas.

BIMTypeCode is a practical and free code system that can easily be linked to other rating systems such as CoClass, BSAB and IFC. The system can be used by the entire construction industry and requires no additional software. It is available in Swedish, Danish, English and German.

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