Currently, the construction sector is large, fragmented and, mostly, lacks digitised processes. The industry uses a lot of resources and produces a lot of waste, as the construction products have very specific and intricate characteristics, as well as an above-average life cycle.

This is a challenge to environmental targets, so it is essential to move forward with widespread digitisation in this sector. Sustainability initiatives and regulations like the Digital Product Passport will be the main drivers for the sector to achieve more efficient digital value chain management.

End-to-end traceability of a construction supply chain sets a great challenge for the stakeholders in the sector. The full life cycle of a building – from planning to construction, maintenance and demolition – can be as long as 100 years, far longer than the average for products in other sectors.