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Digitalisation

Digital Object Identifiers

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) provides a unique identifier of a construction product, or a class of construction products.

A DOI can be embedded in a product, as a RDF tag, QR code, barcode or nano-chip. Once embedded it can be scanned with an app on a phone or other device that will take you to a website (CIIDRA) that can provide a level of information on that product. The CIIDRA website is updatable, can link to manufacturers’ own website and can identify product availability or alternatives. Importantly the website will be persistent, and the information will not be lost.

This project is being done in partnership with BSI and NBS, and is led by BSI.

For more information, contact Hanna Clarke.