Connect and Construct
Launched by the European Commission in 2013 with the duration of 2 years, the project aimed at improving the European construction industry’s competitiveness and efficiency, facilitating information and data exchange between sectorial companies in all stages of a construction life cycle.
Such challenges were addressed through the development of an interoperability structure for an information exchange without borders. The tool would be adequate for use by any company, in any ICT solution that may be currently implemented, as it would be based in existing solutions, systems and/or standards. The final version of the tool was presented at a pan-European conference, at the end of November 2014.
The Pioneer/Pilot Companies was given personalized guidance to implement the tool in its daily operations and existing systems, without any need to implement a new infrastructure or ICT solutions.
As a Pioneer/Pilot company, CONSULGAL benefited also of other advantages, namely the access to electronic data exchange tools without structural financial investments; personal guidance on how to introduce quick improvements in business data exchange with other companies without having to make radical changes in its current ICT infrastructure; access to a network of European construction companies and a greater visibility from participating in an initiative promoted by the European Commission and by the industry’s largest organisations.
Period: 2013 – 2015