UniversalTypes™ supports real-time sales of construction products and materials and the online sales process between manufacturers, distributors and buyers. Developed by buildingSMART International and ProMaterial, UniversalTypes is a high-performance sales solution that connects the construction ecosystem through common language and alignment. UniversalTypes is unified and coded so that attributes can precisely describe construction materials. This allows an optimal and consistent product presentation while being searchable and made available in a variety of sales channels. Manufacturers can optimally position their complete product portfolios in their own and third-party sales systems. Distributors offer their customers real product transparency and efficiency in the purchasing process.
Initially published as a publicly available bSI SPEC, the language will be standardized and maintained for general use for the benefit of the industry. Leading industry manufacturers of building and civil construction materials and associations are invited to engage in defining necessary UniversalTypes.