Interoperability code of practice to launch

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GIIG to launch Interoperability Code of Practice for Technologies in the built and managed environment on 17 April


The UK Government & Industry Interoperability Group (GIIG) is set to publish a new code of practice to better support interoperability in the built environment.

‘Delivering Valuable Data: An interoperability code of practice for technologies’ identifies six principles which should be delivered by industry software: the first is interoperability; the five underpinning principles are: longevity; security; information ownership; information value and competition.

For each of the principles the code of practice has identified technical requirements which make performance against the code measurable. Technology providers will be able to take these requirements into consideration as they plan the development of their products.

“Government is calling for the sector to deliver better whole-life outcomes. To do this, we need data and information to inform better decisions throughout the lifecycle of our built and managed assets,” explains Paul Wilkinson, chair of the Code of Practice working group. “The Code of Practice is tackling these challenges, setting some core principles and providing supporting technical recommendations to software providers and to the wider industry.”

The code of practice has been written for the following: Technology Providers who will be challenged to align with the code of practice; Asset owner-operators who may use the code in their procurement to ensure that they are able to exploit their asset data to its full potential; and Supply chain organisations using technologies to provide services, relating to planning, design, construction or operation and maintenance built / managed assets.

The code will be unveiled on April 17 at a launch event at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, comprising presentations and a networking lunch.

Attendees will be able to learn about the code, how it can support procurement to improve data delivery, and opportunities for its future development. Policymakers, public and private asset owners, technology providers and industry supply chain professionals are invited to attend.

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Speakers include Fergus Harradence, deputy director, construction, DBT; Fiona Moore, Cirrus consulting and technical lead, GIIG; Paul Wilkinson, chair, Interoperability Code of Practice Working Group; and Terry Stocks, director of property, Faithful & Gould.

The event is free to attend. You can sign up here

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