EPD and BIM – MainManager shows the way
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has initiated an international project with the goal to make Environmental Product Declaration(EPD) data available through Building Information Modeling (BIM).
The project will be based on a joint case study conducted by MainManager in close co-operation with Standard Norway, Standard Danmark, Catenda (Norway), Framkvæmdasýslan (Iceland) and Statsbygg (Norway).
At the ISO commitee meeting for constuction (ISO/TC 59) on October 9th, the decision was made to launch a new international standardization project to make EPD data available in BIM.
An EPD is a concise document which summarizes the environmental profile of a component, a finished product or a service in a standardized manner.
The case study work was made possible by a grant from the Nordic Innovation fund. The group worked diligently for two years on theoretical proposals on how future standards can comply to the digital world within the building industry.
A particular standard was used as a pilot and our findings are now being used as a foundation for the new ISO standard by the ISO commitee.
We are really looking forward participating in the project ahead. Watch the video and learn more about the project.