What is a
and WHY should we care?!
A Common Data Exchange (CDX) is the connective tissue between open-source data exchanges like the Portable Document Format (PDF), Industry Foundation Classification (IFC), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and Application Programming Interface (API). It is a communication framework leveraged by AEC project stakeholders to decide WHAT data is critical, WHO needs to provide it, and HOW to implement it through CDX-Listed standards and technology integrations, producing a CDX-Validated workflow. Only then, can high performing project-teams insert CDX-Validated quality checks or approval gates to ensure everyone is working from a clean and accessible Common Data Environment (CDE).