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cuneco – centre for productivity in construction

2. jan. 2013 af Maja Skovgaard
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cuneco develops the common basis for digitalised cooperation in construction, operation and maintenance to increase efficiency and productivity through enhanced exchange of information.

cuneco – centre for productivity in construction – is a development project which, through to 2014, develops, tests and implements common standards for enhanced exchange of data throughout all construction processes from initial concept and design over construction to operation and maintenance. The standards must be user-friendly and suitable for IT-integration, and endeavors are made to ensure their compatibility with national as well as international standards.

CCS - what and why explained in 3 minutes!

Standards based on demand
The primary aim of the work of cuneco is to create value in response to demands of the construction industry. The standards which are developed must add value, both for the individual user, for the enterprises and for the industry as a whole. Therefore cuneco is undertaking a preliminary demand and value analysis to contribute to prioritising and defining the projects that will result in the standards to be elaborated. In the course of the project, the standards are tested on actual construction projects with the purpose of ensuring that they are applicable and suitable for IT integration.

Four focus areas for which cuneco is to develop standards and tools have been identified in advance:

  • classification;
  • property data;
  • level of information;
  • measurement rules.

Read more about the projetcs of cuneco

CCS Classification and Identification are basic parts of the CCS. Here, Project Manager, Henrik Balslev, Balslev & Jacobsen A/S, explains the concept of the system and why we need a new classifcation system.

Results are compiled in a database
The digital standards, tools, tables and formats developed by cuneco will be available to the construction industry players via the digital master data for the construction industry (Byggeriets Digitale Stamdata) - a database where users have direct access to cuneco’s tools, data, best practice manuals etc. from the IT programs they use in their daily work.

What does 'cuneco' mean?
The name 'cuneco' is inspired by the word ’kuneco’ which means 'community' in the international language called esperanto. The letter K has been replaced by c for centre, but 'community' is still the basic meaning of the name and refers to the common basis of the digitalised cooperation developed by the centre.

cuneco – part of bips, an association of members representing the construction industry
cuneco operates under the management of the association bips in a partnership comprising:

  • Danish Standards 
  • The network of construction educations- represented by DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and Aarhus University
  • The network of built environment owners and operators (represented by the Municipality of Rudersdal), 
  • The organisation network consisting of FRI (The Danish Association of Consulting Engineers), DANSKE ARK (The Danish Association of Architectural Firms), Dansk Byggeri (The Danish Construction Association), TEKNIQ (association of electrical and plumbing contractors) and the BAT-kartellet (cartel of construction, civil engineering and timber unions).

cuneco is financed by means from the European Regional Development Fund, the Danish Government, Realdania and by financial contributions from the construction industry.

Read more about the organisation of cuneco
 

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