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CECE contributes to the EU-funded project ‘Digitalisation of the Built Environment’

CECE has been invited to provide input to the ‘Digitalisation of the Built Environment’
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CECE has been invited to provide input to the ‘Digitalisation of the Built Environment’


As a representative organization of stakeholders in the construction sector, CECE has been invited to provide input to the ‘Digitalisation of the Built Environment’ – a European project funded by the European Innovation Council, the Executive Agency for SMEs (EISMEA) and the European Commission (DG GROW).


The ultimate project’s goal is to promote the digitalisation of the European construction sector by:

  • Paving the way for a common European construction data space;

  • Promoting the digitization of building permit systems in member states; and

  • Facilitating wider adoption of BIM in the EU.

On behalf of CECE, a group of DTF and PT Data members joined the first round of interviews arranged by CARSA, member of the research consortium tasked to prepare the ground for a common European construction data space. The discussion centered on the existing initiatives and most relevant use cases on data sharing and digitalisation for the construction industry. The intention was to get a better understanding of the construction ecosystem and general requirements related to the potential development of a data space. The main points explored covered:

  • The project consortium;

  • The overview of the project, including main objectives and needs of the three different work packages;

  • Outline of project activities related to the work package 1 ‘Towards a construction data space’.

  • Definition of data space and use case.

Specifically, the CARSA team presented the notion of a data space defined as a “decentralized infrastructure for trustworthy data sharing and exchange in data ecosystem based on commonly agreed principles”. Through the data space, interconnected participants can share and trade commercial data assets with automated and robust controls on legal compliance and remuneration.

CARSA, together with PwC and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), is currently developing the study “Support of the digitalisation of the built environment, public procurement and SMEs in construction” under the project’s work package 1. According to the planning announced, the study will be finalised in mid-2024.  

As part of the project, a survey questionnaire has been launched. The aim of the list of questions developed is threefold:

  • Enriching the mapping of initiatives relevant to the development of a construction data space;

  • Identifying any missing initiatives at EU, national and regional levels that are relevant to a future construction data space and/or missing (key) information;

  • Identifying various use cases that could be relevant for a construction data space.

CECE is open to cooperate further with the research consortium with a view to potentially contributing to the creation of a European construction data space.

Please fill in the project’s questionnaire here.


Source: CECE