Standards help the digitalisation of the construction industry

24 February 2020

In an increasingly digital global economy, new technologies have a lot of benefits to offer Europe. Tools such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, drones, and quantum computers can make the industry more efficient, sustainable and successful. European Standards (ENs) are on the forefront to make new technologies trustworthy and safe: they provide European best practices to lead the digital transformation of society and boost innovation, while establishing a level-playing field.

The role of standards in helping the successful adoption of digital tools all across the Single Market is particularly evident in the construction sector. The new video ‘Building digital solutions in construction’ showcases the importance of standards. In particular, ENs can foster interoperability, thus ensuring the easier circulation of data, and help increase efficiency, making the construction sector more sustainable. The video was realised by CEN and CENELEC as part of the ‘Standards Build Trust’ campaign. It presents the perspectives of some representatives of the construction sector at the European level: Riccardo Viaggi (Secretary General, CECE), Christopher Sykes (Director General, Construction Products Europe), Sue Arundale (Director Technical and Environmental Affairs, FIEC), Eugenio Quintieri (Secretary General, EBC), Martin Harvey (President, Euralarm) and Øivind Root, Chairman of CEN/TC 442 ‘Building Information Modelling (BIM)’. Watch the video here:


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