Set of information on recent developments at CEN and ISO level on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and construction product digitisation

The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitisation. PRODBIM, a subsidiary of Eurovent Services Company, is participating to CEN TC442 & BuildingSMART working groups, and is compiling a summary of the CEN TC 442 as well as ISO TC 59 SC13 works on BIM standardisation.

With the introduction of the ‘Copilot Certificate’ for building performance, Eurovent, REHVA and synavision set a new European standard for the construction industry. The signing of the agreement on 11 October paved the way for the launch of the world's first building and facility certificate. Builders use the certificate to ensure that their buildings undergo effective quality management.

First article of a new series for members only

The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitalisation. PRODBIM, a subsidiary of Eurovent Services Company, is participating to CEN TC442 & BuildingSMART working groups, and is compiling a summary of the CEN TC 442 works on BIM standardisation. Interconnecting dictionaries is the first step.

In 2012 it was decided to outsource some of the activities. The Orgalime partnership received the order for collecting and assembling the overall European developments.

The European Commission is monitoring and reporting on the impact of Ecodesign, Energy Labelling measures, including potentially new forthcoming actions, with a view to improve its understanding of the impacts over time as well as its forecasting and reporting capacity.

In 2012 it was decided to outsource some of the activities. The Orgalime partnership received the order for collecting and assembling the overall European developments.

On 15 October 2016 the amendment that sets the dates for the phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used in air conditioning and refrigeration was adopted by the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the 1987 Montreal Protocol.

The “Blue Guide” is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules and to their more uniform and coherent application the single market. It provides guidance to all parties involved. In general it is understood that industry is aware of the contents of the “blue guide”!

DG GROW has just published the update of the “Blue Guide”. The 2016 version covers recent developments to ensure the broadest possible common understanding on implementation of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) for the marketing of products.

This study is carried out for DG GROW and should be finished by February 2017. The outcome of the study may become a point systems methodology that could be applied to products (and systems) that are capable of carrying out different functions.

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