Have you heard of BEAst? The Construction Industry's Electronic Business Standard coordinates standards in the construction industry and arose when the contractors NCC, PEAB and Skanska joined forces and wanted uniform standards for various articles.
“A material, such as gravel, is given a code as a name and that code should then always be used to characterise gravel. When digitising an entire industry, this type of standard is required for this to be possible”, says Johan Verner, Hogia's expert in logistics systems in the construction industry.
In future, the BEAst standard will be a requirement for procurements”, Johan Verner continues.