As part of the final publications of the EHAB Weather Ledger report, this standardisation report provides insights into the role that standards play in the use of Internet-of-Things (IoT), Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and smart contracts for the management of weather events in construction. The purpose of this work is to ensure the project aligns with best practice and to inform future standards development to support scalability and future deployments of IoT and smart contracts in the construction sector.
There are a number of ground-breaking areas where standards are not yet mature in the context of the Weather Ledger project. This publication has begun to identify how and where the provisions of standards might help users deploy The Weather Ledger more easily and consistently and help provide trust in the solution. The focus includes looking at two technology strands covering both the deployment of IoT devices and the deployment of legally-compliant smart contracts in construction utilising Distributed Ledger Technology.
This report has been authored by Connected Places Catapult and has been informed by a combination of primary and secondary research. This research has been contributing to and learning from industry and user insights led by our project partners Digital Catapult and EHAB, in collaboration with BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Corporation UK and Clyde & Co. These insights have enable us to identify potential user challenges that standards may be able to play a key part in solving.
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