The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is a public standards organization whose mission is to foster the economy of the European Single Market and the wider European continent in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment by providing an efficient infrastructure to interested parties for the development, maintenance and distribution of coherent sets of standards and specifications. CEN is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level.
CEN TC 442 is the technical committee working under CEN with the purpose of supporting the creation and management of BIM related standards. The scope of CEN TC 442 is BIM standardization in the field of structured semantic life-cycle information for the built environment. The committee aim to develop a structured set of standards, specifications and reports which specify methodologies to define, describe, exchange, monitor, record and securely handle asset data, semantics and processes with links to geospatial and other external data. Through this website you can see all of the work completed and published to date as well as the current workplan for upcoming developments.
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