Using technology to reduce embodied carbon: From EPDs to PDTs

Today, market leaders across the globe are looking at reducing embodied carbon as a key consideration in their growth strategies. In light of this market shift towards really focusing on the environmental impacts from building and infrastructure materials, decarbonisation has become a driver for not only sectoral change but also a long-awaited change in traditional business models.

By |2021-06-08T15:57:44+02:00November 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Digitising construction data: classification systems and data templates

In recent years, different organisations have developed data models that are gradually being adopted across the construction sector to facilitate data exchange and accelerate the digital transformation. In this article we will compare the two most prevalent approaches and consider the pros and cons of applying them on industry level. The first approach is the use of classification systems to digitise information about construction objects.  The second alternative is Data Templates proposed by the standardisation bodies ISO and CEN for use in Building Information Modelling.

By |2020-12-08T14:18:00+02:00July 10th, 2020|

Managing data models: Excel and beyond

What is the most efficient way for managing properties and data templates? Let’s take a look and compare the two main options available – the good old Excel vs. tools specifically designed to facilitate the implementation of the above-mentioned standards, such as Cobuilder Define.

By |2021-06-01T11:56:51+02:00May 28th, 2020|