Cobuilder’s task started with the selection of three Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) sections like the “Product and company identification” to work on. Then we “translated” them into standardized properties with a dedicated PCDS context in Cobuilder Define. Thus, the selected PCDS statements became properties in Define, we established data templates and attached them to different construction objects to be able to show construction actors the API and how can use it.
Now, at each step of the value chain, stakeholders – responsible for their data – can use the same common structure to create their own product datasheet, populated with standardized data that allow circular use of the product, regardless of the future use of the product. In this way, all the different PCDS stored in decentralized ways can be linked together.
In addition, Cobuilder provided a draft description of how the exchange protocol works. Its focus is to explain how manufacturers can get a PCDS data template from Define and generate it in their own IT system for their own products and then make it accessible to their clients.
Phase 1 of the project is being achieved: the PCDS’s “light version” is now integrated into Cobuilder Define as digital standardized Data Templates.
+ ImpaKT selected 3 manufacturers to test this first “light” digital version of the PCDS during the pilot phase, and to that end, Cobuilder created a public view of construction object data templates.
To date, phase 2 of generalization with stakeholders has just been validated by the ministry.
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