Last edited 15 Oct 2021

Data template

Digitisation for construction product manufacturers: a plain language guide, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2021 states: ‘A data template is a subset of properties about a construction object. Once a data template is agreed upon for a product, it allows information about any similar products to be compared and shared as machine readable data, and by translation through a user interface (for example, a web page), by a human being. It’s worth noting that the term “product data template (PDT)” is no longer defined in the standards. Data templates apply to products, systems and assemblies etc.’

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