Digitizing construction for better product exchange, identification, and transparency

London, U.K. – 7th December 2021  buildingSMART International announces a joint white paper titled “Digitizing construction for better product exchange, identification, and transparency” that directly addresses the opportunities through use cases through the mutual industry bodies of GS1 and bSI.

The opportunity to align standards and technologies will provide huge benefits throughout the whole lifecycle of the construction industry. For example, when applied to Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) would provide real opportunities to better understand information and products inside a building or facility and further accelerate the digitization of the construction industry.

Aidan Mercer, Marketing Director, buildingSMART International said “This paper is the culmination of a few years of work with our partners GS1. The opportunity to make the world more sustainable is something we must collectively address, and I believe this paper has some clear direction on how we can identify use-cases and apply them through our large body of knowledge”.

“Sustainable construction is the true driver today, sometimes expressed as climate declared buildings in terms of CO2-footprint and circular economy in construction just to name a few. We believe the combination of bSI’s and GS1’s standards can address the challenges and look forward to working with the industry in producing use cases and ultimately real value and efficiency” says David Almroth, Global Lead for the GS1 Construction Center of Excellence.

Download the white paper here.

About buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012.

Press Contacts:
buildingSMART International
Aidan Mercer, +44 7181-304-3435