Wall Naming Convention

BS8541-1:2012 provides the standard for object naming conventions and this provides alternative methods of naming objects. It is assumed that Wall objects include classification metadata and therefore that approach 

A wall name needs to describe both its usage along with a list of its component width and its name .

The Fields associated with the wall naming convention are as follows:-

Field 1

Separator

Field 2

Separator

Field 3 (optional)

Usage

-

Width-Component

-

WallType

Components are always defined from the External to the Internal.

Each of the components will be associated with a material which consistently holds metadata in the form of property sets or parameters specific to that material. The material associated with a component may change through the design process, although the actual construction remains the same.

There may be occasions when on a project a wall has the same usage and components, but the materials associated to those components is different. In this case an optional wall type field may be used.

In order to reduce the length of AEC object names usage and components are abbreviated using common abbreviations defined.

Typical Wall Names

Generic Walls examples

Name = EXT-300GEN

Description = External, 300mm Generic

Name = INT-330Gen

Description = Internal 330mm Generic

Name = PRT-100GEN

Description = Partition 100mm Generic

Cavity Walls Examples

Name = EXT-103BWK_50AIR_50INS_100BLK_25PDB

Description = External, 103 Brickwork, 50mm Air Gap, 50mm Insulation, 100mm Block work and 25mm Plasterboard

Name = EXT-19RDR_100BLK_75INS_100BLK_13PLR

Description = External, 19mm Render, 100mm Blockwork, 75mm Insulation, 100mm Block work and 13mm Plaster

Wall Usage Abbreviations

Wall Usage

Abbreviation

External

EXT

Internal

INT

Partitions

PAR

Retaining

RET

Garden

GDN

Wall Component Abbreviations

Wall Component

Components /Widths

Generic

GEN

Air Gap

AIR

Brickwork

BWK

Block work

BLK

Dense

DEN

Medium

MED

Light Weight

LWT

Insulation

INS

Plaster

PLR

Plasterboard

PBD

Membrane

MEM

Sheathing

STH

Render

RDR