The 5D-initiative is an independent task-force of the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD). This network consists of construction contractors and material suppliers who are strongly devoted to research and development (R&D) for increased competitiveness and growth. Together, these 19 member companies, representing 9 European countries, employ more than 1.5M people and have a combined annual revenue of over 205B €.

The 5D-initiative tries to pro-actively coordinate and propel the development of software solutions that support process integration. It does so, on a solid, strategic foundation in corporation with industry competitors, software vendors and research institutes.