According to this report, action in seven areas can boost productivity by 50 to 60 percent, in particular these three:
Reshaping regulation and raising transparency
Improving procurement and supply-chain management
Infusing digital technology & advanced automation
The increased use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), in some cases driven by its mandatory adoption for public tendering and construction, is aimed at addressing most of the reasons highlighted by the report.
The adoption of GS1 standards within BIM, starting with the unique (serialised) identification of building material during the build-phase and for facility management purposes, has already begun. This globally unique digital twin (the Global Trade Item Number) is at the heart of an increased digitalisation of the construction industry : automatic authentication of material, efficient electronic ordering and supply chain processes, full traceability and complete life cycle data on products, from design to disposal.
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GTIN Guideline for the Construction Industry
Guideline developed by GS1 Norway focuses on how GTIN can be generated for some selected product groups, and when in the processes this can be done. It describes how GTIN can be used in documentation about the products until the handover of the building.
GS1 e-Academy is a new interactive learning platform that enables its users to learn more about GS1 standards.
GS1 Members from the construction community have expressed the need for a better understanding of the basics of GS1. To meet this need, we have put together a learning plan that includes selected courses on GS1 standards for identification, data capture and data sharing.
It takes about 3h15m to complete the entire learning plan and you can complete individual courses on your own schedule. Once you have completed the whole learning plan, you can download the certificate of completion.
To get access to this free training platform GS1 e-Academy, please email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, email, organisation, and country in your message. We will get back to you with your login credentials.