Pipelife Norway identified the need to improve their digital readiness and respond to the growing market demand for high-quality data for Building Information Modelling.
One of the main challenges for Pipelife Norway was that most of their product information was stored in siloed systems and file formats that hindered the flow of information.
In addition, their web-catalog was maintained by the respective Product Managers responsible for the different product lines, which sometimes led to inconsistencies in the quality and richness of the product information.
The customers of Pipelife Norway often rely on product information available in various industry databases, which is provided and managed by merchants and in many cases contains inaccuracies. Therefore, being able to control and provide up-to-date product information that is machine-readable and consistent is essential for Pipelife Norway.
To tackle these challenges, Pipelife Norway decided to implement the data dictionary Define and develop standardised data models, called data templates, to structure their product data. This way they can ensure that their product information is in compliance with all relevant Norwegian and international product standards and can cover the information needs of their clients. The data templates are also specifically developed to enable free information flow and ensure that the data can be used in different systems and BIM tools.