Information Management

Lexicon Consultation

The Construction Innovation Hub and the Construction Products Association (CPA) launched
an open consultation on the report: ‘LEXiCON Methodology: Creating Relevant Authorities and
Achieving Consensus’. The review period for responses ran from
Wednesday 07 July 2021 to Thursday 30 September 2021.

This consultation is now closed.
A summary of the consultation findings can be found in the consultation results section below.

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There are considerable benefits to the construction industry, and wider sectors, of having well-structured and reliable digital construction product data. This can support improvements in productivity, safety and wider social, economic and environmental outcomes.

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The Construction Products Association (CPA) and BRE have worked together in the past on the LEXiCON initiative with the aim of developing a definitive approach to managing the creation, use, storage and preservation of manufacturers product data via product data templates. Many other initiatives and precedents have also emerged in this area in the past few years, and it will be important to both acknowledge and build upon them.

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The aim of the LEXiCON project is to support international best practice for the creation and management of product data by standardising the production, use, and management of product data. This will be achieved through the development of a consensus process for the collaborative formation of product data templates and a software platform with a free-to-access industry portal to facilitate the creation, grouping, filtering and verification of parameters to form Product Data Templates.

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The templates and properties will be made available on a free-to access software platform for wider industry, which will be created by BRE as part of the Construction Innovation Hub programme.

Public Consultation

 

The Hub carried out an open consultation on the report: ‘LEXiCON Methodology: Creating Relevant Authorities and Achieving Consensus’ from Wednesday 07 July 2021 to Thursday 30 September 2021.

For your reference you can find the report and FAQs in the links below:

[CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE LEXiCON METHODOLOGY: CREATING RELEVANT AUTHORITIES AND ACHIEVING CONSENSUS REPORT]

[CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS]

WATCH A WEBINAR ON THE REPORT AND CONSULTATION. 

 

The success of the LEXiCON project is dependent on the processes and structures outlined in this report adequately reflecting the requirements of the built environment, both providers and users of product information. As such, the Hub and CPA are keen to hear back from the wider industry on the proposed methodology for the LEXiCON project, comprising the process, platform, and people.

The consultation is seeking a breadth of feedback from UK Construction industry stakeholders, including designers, constructors, commissioning engineers, architects, and contractors; Relevant Authorities; and UK Manufacturers.

Through this consultation, the Hub and CPA were interested to hear specific recommendations in relation to the proposed LEXiCON Methodology; how informative, organised and clear is the information and concepts shared in the report; perceived benefits and challenges for adoption of the LEXiCON methodology within the construction sector; and expressions of interest for testing the LEXiCON methodology and creating proof-of-concept case studies to demonstrate applicability and lessons learnt.

Consultation results

The Hub and CPA thank everyone who took the time to consult and share their feedback.

Click here to read the findings of the LEXiCON consultation.

 

LEXiCON builds on existing efforts and will highlight through demonstrator projects the value of collating and publishing product data templates, taking industry on a journey to align to data dictionary standards and processes, and facilitating the distribution of these to be used throughout the industry.

The next steps of the project include the release of the final consultation report and the Lexicon Methodology in the first quarter of 2022. The proof of concept demonstrator and early adopters programme are being launched at Digital Construction Week in November 2021.

To express your interest in participating in the concept demonstrator programme, please get in touch.

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