A common digital language is the most important prerequisite for the digital transformation of the construction sector. In practical terms, this can be achieved by implementing common data models (data templates) for capturing and sharing information about construction materials, products, systems and spaces. This way data can flow freely between actors, organisations and software platforms.
Creating common data models through standardisation
To address this need, the international standardisation bodies CEN and ISO have developed a set of standards that describe how digital information should be created, managed and shared in a way that enables machine-readability, quality and interoperability. This framework is implemented in the data dictionary Define to enable organsations to develop trusted, high-quality data models. These data models are called data templates. They are the groundwork upon which organisations can build their digital strategies.