Real estate and construction industry
GS1 as a partner to the real estate and construction industry
In the real estate and construction industry, the adoption of GS1 standards is currently being actively promoted in several countries. In the construction industry, GS1 standards can be used in many ways to increase efficiency. One factor slowing down the industry's productivity growth and digitalization has been the lack of global standards for product identification, identification, and information sharing.
GS1 works closely with various actors, especially in the implementation of the GTIN. The wider introduction of GTINs (Global Trade Item Number) will make it possible to identify each construction product. In addition, the serial number and batch or production date information, for example, can be combined with the GTIN to create a digital duplicate of the product identified by that GTIN.
When companies that manufacture and sell construction products identify and label their products in a consistent way, the information associated with them can be effectively utilized throughout the life cycle of the building. For example, during the construction phase, clear information is needed about what products will be delivered to the site and where they should be delivered. When the materials used in construction are documented and it is known exactly which products have been used, this information can also be utilized in the future, for example, in connection with the maintenance, renovation or demolition of a building.
Benefits for the industry
Sustainability and traceability
GS1 standards create more efficient information flows with greater transparency through the value chain. It contributes to security, sustainability, and traceability to your business.
Digitization and automation
Enables digital and automated information flows. When you have full control over delivery and distribution, you will save time and costs.
Comply with legal requirements
GS1 standards are updated in line with the changing requirements of the industry and regulators. It gives you as a brand owner more security and higher trust from buyers and consumers.
GTIN is required for all construction products in Sweden from 1 July 2022
In addition to the joint decision on GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers for Product Identification published in Sweden in 2018, a new decision has been issued on 22 November 2021, setting 30 June 2022 as the deadline for the introduction of the GTIN as an identifier for all construction products.
GS1 participated in BIM World MUNICH
Held for the fifth time, the BIM World MUNICH event attracted a large number of construction, real estate and urban development professionals interested in digital solutions to Munich in November. Read the