The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) today announced another milestone in the move to digitalisation in the building and construction industry through the completion of action to implement the ETIM product classification model for electrical products.
The national employer association Ai Group manages the Australian and New Zealand chapter of ETIM International which has developed an international classification standard for technical products commencing with products in the electrical sector.
Commenting on the announcement, Ai Group's chief executive, Innes Willox, said: "The building and construction industry recognises that classification is a clear-cut way to logically structure product data. Electrical manufacturers are leading the way in this area by supporting the ETIM classification model.
"The building and construction industry and regulators are moving down the path of requiring product assurance and product traceability on projects. The ETIM classification model enables manufacturers of products to provide technical information relating to their products in a common format," Mr Willox said.
The ETIM classification model provides many benefits including:
"The major local and international manufacturers and distributors of electrical products have joined the ETIM chapter with Ai Group and are now at the stage where the manufacturers are converting their existing product technical information into the new classification model," Mr Willox said.
"Our next steps will be to make the ETIM model available for our plumbing and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cooling manufacturers (HVAC) and then to the wider building product industry," he said.
For further information or to find out how to join the ETIM Australia and New Zealand chapter contact Lindsay Le Compte, General Manager (Construction and Infrastructure) at Ai Group on +61 (0)407795838 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the ETIM Australia and New Zealand website at www.etim-aunz.com
Tony Melville – 0419 190 347