Build and maintain

Increased traceability of products and material used in buildings is on the authorities’ wish list. When a building is constructed or subsequently maintained, it is critical to have control over where a product is delivered or where in the building a given product is used.

GS1 location numbers, GLN, can identify all the physical locations that an actor needs, whether they are delivery points, buildings or individual rooms. In the same way, when trading partners send orders and invoices electronically, GLNs are used to identify parties and delivery points as well as routing invoices to the correct IT system.

Using GS1’s identification for items (GTIN) and places (GLN) enables the production of reliable documentation which simplifies future maintenance and inventory of material when carrying out changes, clean-ups or demolition.

GS1 cooperates with BIM Alliance, a sectorial non-profit association which works for a better built environment. The aim is to associate objects specified with BIM’s functional and attribute declarations with products identified with GS1’s article numbers.

GS1 has also had a lengthy collaboration with BEAst where one of the projects in which GS1 has participated is the development of a transport label for site deliveries, BEAst Label. The purpose of the label is to make internal on-site logistics more effficient.

The most commonly used GS1 standards within maintenance are:

Join in and influence the development of GS1 standards

If you are in the construction sector and would like to get involved in the development of GS1 standards, solutions and services, you are welcome to participate in the work GS1 Sweden is doing together with the relevant organisations. This work is carried out in user groups.


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Do you have questions regarding GS1 and construction? Please contact our sector manager Mats Björkqvist, tel + 46 8 50 10 10 34