Construction products

Ai Group launches a new technology model for building products


The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has officially launched the implementation in Australia and New Zealand of the industry-supported ETIM classification standard for the construction sector.

ETIM is an international classification model that provides players in the construction industry with an indispensable structure for the exchange of standardized (technical) product data.

“A number of leading local and international manufacturers and distributors have agreed to support the introduction of the ETIM model for Australia and New Zealand, and it is refreshing to see industry-leading companies working together to advance the success and sustainability of their industry,” Ai said group chief executive Innes Willox.

The ETIM technical information model has already been adopted in more than 20 countries and has been translated into many different languages ​​in global markets. Specifically, it consistently defines the technical attributes that B2B buyers need to match a product to a particular need.

Its implementation for Australian and New Zealand companies in the construction industry will have several benefits, including cost savings in design and construction delivery times and processes, and it will support chain management practices. more sophisticated supplies.

Willox said Ai Group was delighted to be asked to establish and operate a chapter of ETIM in Australia and New Zealand.

“Ai Group provides solution-focused advice to address business opportunities and risks and introducing the ETIM model for businesses in Australia and New Zealand is part of what we are doing to support industries, particularly in competing in global markets and supporting industry supply chains,” he said.

Willox then announced that Andrew Bau of Siemens and Stephanie Edwards of NHP Electrical Engineering Products have been appointed co-chairs of the ETIM Australia and New Zealand advisory board, representing the electrical engineering sector.

A list of founding members of the ETIM Chapter can be accessed via ETIM Australia and New Zealand website.

ETIM will be implemented initially for the electrical engineering sector, followed by the plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning sectors, then general building products.


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