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Welcome to the Discoverable Construction Knowledge Specification

Press Release

The Press Release for Discoverable Construction Knowledge was released on 27th August 2020, and is available here.

Background

This standard was initiated by the Construction Knowledge Task Group to improve access to knowledge by making it more discoverable.

The group prepared a Vision Document to articulate the reasoning and needs behind the standard.

The specification will be adopted by professional institutions, publishers, research bodies and businesses to publish and exchange datasets in a consistent way about the knowledge resources and data assets they host, so that others may build indexes and tools that signpost the most relevant content to practitioners.

We call this “Discoverable Construction Knowledge”.

Introduction

Discoverable Construction Knowledge will make it easier to share and find knowledge resources within the construction industry. For the purposes of this specification, “knowledge” is defined as published resources that are used by practitioners to help them do their job.

The specification is designed to be adopted by anyone, including professional institutions, publishers, research bodies and businesses to describe knowledge in a consistent way, so that others may build indexes and tools that signpost the most relevant content to practitioners.

Adopting the Discoverable Construction Knowledge standard will:

  • Improve searchability, making all knowledge more easily discoverable and accessible by practitioners.
  • Enable better curation and management of knowledge, so it can be collated, organised, queried, filtered, integrated into software and systems and published to practitioners, whatever its source.
  • Enable the creation of tools to extract the maximum value from all knowledge and integrate it with industry data and information.

Discoverable Construction Knowledge

Discoverable Construction Knowledge Version One was published in July 2020, and is available here.

Acknowledgements

This project is being delivered by Barbal, a Bristol-based SME specialising in standards for the built environment, in close collaboration with the CKTG membership.

This project is funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation with the support of the Open Data Institute. The funding application can be found here.

The Construction Knowledge Task Group is chaired by Gregor Harvie of Designing Buildings Wiki.

Info Page Contents

1. Scoping

2. Participants

3. CKTG User Stories

4. Minutes, Notes and Updates

5. License and Intellectual Property Rights

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