Wanted: standard-based properties in BIM software

Wanted: Standard-based properties in BIM software The AEC industry has finally woken up to the benefits of data-driven analytics and performance. Construction product manufacturers are ‘setting their data free’ from PDFs and the [...]

What is the difference between product and technical documentaton according to the CPR?

What is the difference between product and technical documentaton according to the CPR? If you are a manufacturer of construction products, you will be expected to provide information about your product [...]

What is CObie? A simple outline

COBie is the abbreviation for Construction Operations Building Information Exchange and although it may sound strange and unfamiliar, COBie is actually a very simple and clear format for delivering building assets data. It is just an XML spreadsheet file with some rules on the structuring and content of the provided data. The COBie (...)

Europe-wide Construction products market

What prevented the Babel engineers from rising the Tower to the top? The situation in the international construction sector hasn't changed that much since then. We are doing business internationally, we are purchasing building products and materials worldwide, we are contracting (...)

The Notified Body under the Construction Products Regulation

The construction products regulation requires that each Member State shall designate a number of Technical Assessment Bodies and notified bodies that are responsible for the testing of products’ essential characteristics (...)