In today’s built environment complexity primes over traditional processes and push towards innovation. History has shown us that great common effort is necessary to achieve ambitious chef d’oeuvres such as the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China, but also Industrial Revolution and spacecrafts that would bring one day humans on Mars. In fact, every human achievement is a matter of effort and knowledge put in practice.
To solve complexity in our modern time means to enable common effort driven by:
1) Governments – national, sub- or super-national legally recognized organizations that make and enforce laws;
2) Non-government organizations – national and international organizations of people with common humanitarian, professional or social goals.
Moreover, Governments and NGOs provide our societies with a common ground for planning and action that is built on contemporary priorities such as preserving the environment, ensuring less costly, better built, and safer constructions.
A solution to common effort, common knowledge and common ground is structured data allowing to create measurable and applicable international standards, recommendations, and laws. In addition, a common digital language is possible thanks to commonly shared data dictionaries and machine-readable formatting