How digital innovations can support a greener construction industry

Challenges of data capture

Achieving this is not straightforward, however. Challenges exist that are preventing this product information from being captured and shared accurately in digital formats. The report notes that ‘New Zealand is far from the frontier of digitisation of construction products, objects and structured data templates.’

In our experience – and as the report demonstrates – many organisations have poor information management processes. There is still a reliance, for instance, on PDF files or paper-based methods when sharing information about construction products, objects and materials. These manual processes create extra costs and inefficiencies. Data collection efforts are often duplicated, with multiple actors drawing on their own pools of data and operating…

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