As the built asset industry is taking major steps towards digitalisation, automation and better information sharing, Standard Online identified the need to facilitate these processes by making the content of standards related to the performance of built assets, products and systems available to the industry in a digital format.
In the context of these wider industry trends, one of the challenges that Standard Online is facing is regulating the use of standards within existing copyright provisions. This is important because all royalties from sales are used to develop new standards and improve existing ones.
To enable wider availability and application of standards, Standard Online decided to facilitate the digitalisation of standards about products, systems and built assets within the data dictionary Define. The solution is developed in line with all relevant standards for data management, thus ensuring data quality and interoperability.