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buildingSMART and GS1 sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance global standards in the construction sector

Standards
18 October 2018

buildingSMART International (bSI), the vendor-neutral and not-for-profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset economy, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GS1 to enable the construction industry to benefit from the combined expertise of both organisations through the use of standards and services they deliver.

The use of global buildingSMART and GS1 standards, in particular for product instance identification and exchange of product data, is critical in addressing today’s challenges of digitalisation in the construction sector.

Miguel Lopera, CEO and President, GS1 Global Office, stated ‘’The use of global standards, in particular for product identification and exchange of product data, represents a huge opportunity for the construction industry.  Increased Building Information Modeling regulation around the world and the resulting value of virtual twins confirms this trend. ’’

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