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BSI teams up with Cobuilder to make standards ‘machine-interpretable’

by Sion Geschwindt
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The British Standards Institution (BSI) has signed a deal with a Norwegian software company to digitise the BSI’s library of British standards.

Cobuilder, which has similar agreements with standards bodies in Norway, Denmark and the Czech Republic, promises to convert British standards into “a machine-interpretable form to create a common language for people and their software systems”.

According to BSI, construction contractors will be able to use the standardised data templates in projects to improve business processes, such as cost calculations, design, purchasing, carbon footprint calculations and more.

Dan Rossiter, BSI’s interim head of built environment, said: “Standards are the framework of the built environment; supporting the building regulations as well as providing good practice relating to topics such as fire safety, use of energy, and sustainability.

“In doing so standards are helping to bring together and support stakeholders across the built environment, accelerating innovation and progress.

“For the sector to deliver on the challenges ahead, it is vital that the good practice within standards is used as the starting point. Making this information available in a machine-interpretable form will provide built environment stakeholders with a common language to face these challenges together.”

Lars Christian Fredenlund, Cobuilder chief executive, added: “The global built environment sector faces great challenges when implementing digital strategies and by providing a cloud-based solution that can deliver standardised data templates through exports and integrations, we see a great opportunity to support the sector in its efforts to build faster, greener and with less waste.”

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