||Denmark is a small country with few large companies in construction, but theindustry is well organized, makes advanced use of IT, and is capable of designingand constructing high quality buildings and huge bridges. It was an early user ofthe SfB building classification system and there are many well-organized sets ofdata, but it does not have a complete framework for building information meetingnew international standards and reflecting developments in IT.The Centre Contract Building Classification is a 3 year collaboration projectfunded by the Building and Industry ministry and managed by the TechnologicalInstitute. It will finish at the end of 2002 with proposals for tables of buildingelements, schedules of rates and building products. The research at DTU wascompleted at the end of 2001 and looked at international experience and the effectsof future IT systems.While a Danish system must relate to the specific needs and experience of Danishindustry, and allow convergence with existing sets of data, it must also relate tointernational developments to maintain collaboration with other countries andexport of building materials. Future IT systems will allow even more sharing ofdata and members of a project team, wherever they are located, should have acommon understanding of the structure of the data they share. Standards such asIFCs for building modeling and ISO 12006-2 for building information, areimportant and experience from other countries shows that it is necessary to test theDanish proposals against these and set up suitable arrangements for promotingand supporting the new classification. It will also be necessary to educate studentsand mid-career professionals in the use of a new system.