LONDON, UK – April 14, 2021 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has announced that it is a founding member in the development of OpenBuilt, a new open hybrid cloud platform to connect the construction industry’s fragmented supply chain.
Developed through a collaboration between IBM, Red Hat and CoBuilder, along with industry players Cemex, EDIN Network, Backe, Sol Services and Element, OpenBuilt gives companies with limited time and budget the opportunity to expand their digital platforms without the need for complex, bespoke software development.
The global pandemic has created challenges for the construction industry and efficiencies are key to the resilience of many businesses. As companies move away from manual processes and place a renewed focus on digital transformation, the OpenBuilt platform will enable all users along the construction value chain to easily integrate proprietary technologies and exchange data to overcome the challenges of market fragmentation, driving more efficient, sustainable and safer projects.
Earlier this year, Element launched Element Digital Engineering to streamline its growth in engineering simulation, modelling, data science and artificial intelligence to solve complex industrial challenges for its customers. The OpenBuilt collaboration solidifies its place as a digital leader and ensures that testing and certification is at the heart of the construction industry’s digital revolution.
Jo Wetz, CEO at Element, said: “Element is delighted to be a founding partner of OpenBuilt, a digital market place for the construction industry with quality at its core. OpenBuilt will enable greater transparency for all stakeholders involved in a building’s life cycle, and increase confidence in the procurement of services for the built environment.
“Our business in the built environment, which includes our Warringtonfire and BM TRADA brands, is central to industry safety and compliance through the provision of testing and certification services. We are continually building assurance in the marketplace and providing sustainable solutions for an increasingly complex world. With a seat on the OpenBuilt Board, we will contribute to the direction of the platform and ensure that our expertise guides the ever-evolving needs of the sector.”
The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials, products and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers and technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents, delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction, defense, digital engineering, energy and environmental.
In 2021 Element Digital Engineering was launched, moving Element a step closer to being a leader in engineering simulation, modelling, data science and artificial intelligence to solve complex industrial challenges.
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“With a seat on the OpenBuilt Board, we will contribute to the direction of the platform and ensure that our expertise guides the ever-evolving needs of the sector.”