ProductInfoX – providing necessary information related to construction
Research for SME Associations under the 7th Framework Programme
ProductInfoX addresses the common challenge faced by the SMEs in the construction sector of collecting and using information on products and equipment. The project helps clients, designers, manufacturers and contractors to collect and distribute relevant data associated with the free flow of construction products throughout the design-build-operate life cycle of construction assets. It also aims at supporting all supply chain actors to comply with the European and National regulatory requirements.
ProductInfoX aims at distributing accurate, reliable and accessible product data using the buildingSMART Data Dictionary. This is possible via input of various essential characteristics (including geometrical, technical, chemical and environmental properties) defined in European harmonised technical specifications.
The buildingSMART Data Dictionary
The bSDD is buildingSMART‘s implementation of ISO 12006-3 – Organization of information about construction works — Part 3: Framework for object-oriented information (known as the IFD standard). The bSDD is a semantic mapping tool for the construction industry. It allows all types of construction (product) information to be shared among clients, designers, consultants, manufacturers and contractors. bSDD is a detailed language-independent framework that can be used by third-party software providers to create their own libraries for storing construction information. Through the ProductInfoX project the content development in bSDD was greatly improved in 2014 and 2015 by adding the IFC4 entities and a significant number of product types together with the related product information.
Understanding the Construction Product Regulation
ProductInfoX and Cobuilder Collaborate
Don’t forget about the hazardous chemicals
Information made available to all
Thinking about the industry
Below you will find a list of our partners involved with the ProductInfoX project.
UNIEP – The International Union of Painting Contractors has 15 national members from 65.000 companies with over 260.000 employees.
They promote the interests of painting contractors in Europe by informing them of legislative developments in the EU and encouraging them to exchange experiences and best practices. A special objective is to facilitate progress of product technology and environment issues in all member countries.
Purpose of the partnership
In order to ensure that the Cobuilder Collaborate system is developed according to the needs of painting companies throughout Europe, Cobuilder AS has built a long-term partnership with UNIEP. Painting companies are very often Micro, Small and Medium-sized companies (SMEs), which a strong need of a software platform that fully accommodates their needs. UNIEP plays a central role in the promotion of Cobuilder Collaborate.
Cobuilder Collaborate has provided significant benefits to UNIEP members throughout the European construction industry. The focus was on providing them with identical framework conditions for complying with the European regulations on construction products, regulating the use of chemicals and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment (REACH). Our partnership aim to increase the competitive strength of the Small and Medium Enterprises in the construction field by providing them with a powerful tool enabling them to comply with rules and regulations.
Rue Jacques de Lalaing 4
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 2850 724 Fax: + 32 2 230 7861
www.uniep.eu email: email@example.com
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) is representing construction enterprises of all sizes, via its 34 national Member Federations in 29 countries (28 EU members, the EEA countries and Turkey).
They promote cooperation and facilitate the exchange of experience between its members and encourage innovation. A specific aim for FIEC is to promote interest in sustainable development in construction enterprises and serve as a prime source for innovations in the field
Purpose of the partnership
Together with FIEC, Cobuilder AS works on the development and promotion of a training program for the Cobuilder Collaborate platform. In addition, the partners ensure that the Cobuilder Collaborate system is developed according to the needs of FIEC members who represent the construction industry.
Cobuilder Collaborate has provided significant benefits to FIEC members throughout the European construction industry. The focus was on providing them with identical framework conditions for complying with the European regulations on construction products, regulating the use of chemicals and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment (REACH). Our partnership aim to increase the competitive strength of the Small and Medium Enterprises in the construction field by providing them with a powerful tool enabling them to comply with rules and regulations.
FIEC – Fédération de l`Industrie Européenne de la Construction
Avenue Louise 225
B- 1050 Brussels Belgium
Tel : +32 2 514 55 35 Fax : +32 2 511 02 76
www.fiec.eu e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Norwegian Contractors Association (EBA) is an association for Norwegian contractors, representing more than 200 companies with over 25 000 employees and a total turnover of over 50 billion NOK. The member companies range from the largest national contractors to specialized craft industry micro SMEs. EBA aims at safeguarding and promoting the common interests of the contractors in front of other institutions, organizations, authorities and the society in general. EBA is strongly involved at a European level through participation in FIEC. www.ebanett.no
EBA – Entreprenørforeningen – Bygg og Anlegg
Middelthunsgate 27, Postboks 5485 Majorstuen
0305 Oslo Norway
Tel: 2308 7500
www.ebanett.no email: email@example.com
The Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) is a legal entity established on the grounds of the Chamber of Builders Act (publ. SG, issue 108/December 29, 2006). The BCC is an independent, voluntary professional association and an official representative of the builders in Bulgaria. It consists of 1600 member companies, mainly construction SMEs in 27 regional offices all over the country. Their mission is to represent and defend the interests of the member companies in: lobbying, social dialogue commitment, increase the qualifications of the member companies, maintain a central register of professional builders, to assist in the development of national health and safety standards and others. www.ksb.bg.
Bulgarian Construction Chamber BCC (Bulgaria)
6, Mihail Tenev Str.
Sofia 1784 Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 806 29 11 Fax: +359 2 9632425
www. ksb.bg E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CoBuilder AS is the technical and commercial operator of the feasibility study, BASS and has broad experience in operating sector driven information exchange systems for the construction industry. The company was established in 1991 and has a 10 years history of offering information exchange systems for the Norwegian construction industry.
CoBuilder AS (Norway)
Vollsveien 9-11, Postboks 426
1327 Lysaker Norway
Tel: +47 67516100 Fax: +47 67516101
www.cobuilder.com email: email@example.com
The company Catenda was established in 2009. They offer the construction sector products through combing knowledge, processes and people. Their business model includes quality assurance and analysis of BIM as well as the technology linked to IFD in buildings in the construction sector. www.catenda.no
Forskningsveien 3B, Postboks 124, Blindern
0314 Oslo Norway
Telefon +47 403 30 101
www.catenda.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
154 Maritza Blvd. A1
4004 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
+359 898 670 056
Interconsult Bulgaria Ltd. (ICB) is a private Bulgarian company with a very high technological expertise in a wide number of areas, allowing it to grow into one of the top software development companies in the country, . The company offers high quality services in the fields of management, IT consulting, software design and development, maintenance, support and customer training. ICB has more than 250 successfully delivered projects for local companies and technological giants abroad. www.icb.bg
LABOR S.r.l. is a contract research organization. Company’s mission is to carry out R&D activities and projects in close cooperation with industry and public research bodies, The company establishes long term research and cooperation agreements for accessing research structures and the employment of research personnel. LABOR offers the competence of a number of professionals creating a fertile and flexible environment aimed at the development of highly innovative projects. www.labor-eu.net/