Comparison of current common data environment tools in the construction industry


The basic premise of a Common Data Environment (CDE) proposed by ISO19650 is exposing all relevant data as a single source of truth for all stakeholders. This work investigates tools currently used as CDE solutions in the industry and their practical challenges. Data was collected through a web search, a survey, and semi- structured interviews with industry professionals. Twelve tools were identified and compared in a desk review providing insights into their strengths and weaknesses. The results show that multiple CDEs are needed throughout the project lifecycle as no tool on the market can provide required functionalities in all lifecycle phases.

In 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction and 40th International CIB W78 Conference (EC3/CIBW78)
Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki
Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki
Associate Professor in Management of Engineering Projects

Researcher and consultant at the intersection of management and digital economy