CPA-sponsored PAS for Construction Data Dictionaries Launched

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) sponsored Publicly Available Specification (PAS) on the management and operation of interconnected construction data dictionaries has been published by BSI (British Standards Institution). The PAS sets the requirements for a management process for the creation, maintenance and interoperability of construction data dictionaries - the exchange of information which is a fundamental precept for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering.

PAS 14191:2020 Built environment – Management and operation of interconnected construction data dictionaries – Specification specifies a management process for the creation, acceptance, distribution and maintenance of structured information within construction data dictionaries is expected to set the standard for facilitating information exchange in a digital manner. It sets a process as to how to agree an industry language and structured information so that it may be trusted, consistent, comparable, and computer readable; moving us towards a more connected construction supply chain and advancing the digitalisation of the industry.

CPA sponsored this Publicly Available Specification (PAS) to specify the requirements for a management process for the creation, acceptance, distribution, interoperability and maintenance of structured information within construction data dictionaries for the built environment. It covers the development, approval and management of structured information within construction data dictionaries, such as data templates. It supplements the general requirements for interconnected data dictionaries found in the recently published, BS EN ISO 23386:2020 by providing actionable steps and processes to help users fulfil the international standard’s requirements.

Commenting on the publication of the PAS, CPA Digital and Policy Manager, Hanna Clarke said: “This PAS is fundamental in the advancement of digitalised construction product information becoming readily available across the construction supply chain. This is a move towards a greater utilisation of product information and more efficient, effective, safe and innovative construction. It is a PAS that CPA members can be proud to have spearheaded.”

The PAS is available on the BSI website. Find out more on our Digitalisation Expertise page.

 

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The Construction Products Association is the leading organisation that represents and champions construction product manufacturers and suppliers. Our industry directly provides jobs for 373,000 people across 24,000 companies and has an annual turnover of £61 billion.

 

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