MADASTER – THE MATERIALS CADASTRE
What is Madaster?
Madaster is the register for materials and products. In this online platform buildings are registered including the materials and products that are used. Documenting, registering and archiving materials in buildings and construction objects makes re-use easier, encourages smart design and eliminates waste. By doing so, every building becomes a material bank.
Who is Madaster for?
Madaster is for owners of real estate and infrastructure and for organisations that serve property and infrastructure owners, such as contractors, developers, architects, engineers, (online) marketplaces and deconstruction or harvesting companies. Madaster supports its users in organizing, managing and utilizing data throughout the life of objects.
What is the Material Passport?
Madaster automatically generates a secure web-based passport of a registered building or construction object. The passport contains information about the quality, origin and location of materials and products and provides insight into the material, circular and financial (residual) value of a building.
CIRCULAR WORKING FOR A NEW GENERATION
We regard Earth as a closed system in which there must be no waste. Raw materials are limited editions and scarce. In order to keep materials available indefinitely, they need to be registered and documented. By giving them an identity on the Madaster platform, they form a source for reuse and each (construction) object can be designed and managed as a material bank.
THE MADASTER PASSPORT
The Madaster Passport documents the identity of a building or an object. Madaster supports the various initiatives to realize (inter)national guidelines and standards for materials, products and building passports or logbooks. We ensure that relevant data can be registered and documented, preferably automated from BIM (Building Information Models) and using smart connections with various data sources on products and materials (e.g. life cycle assessment or CO2 data), but also financial sources (what is the value of materials) and data sources on the health of materials (toxicity).
OUR ROUTE TO INNOVATION
Since the start of our platform in 2017, we have been renewing, improving and rebuilding it. Innovation is our core business and we do this by means of our roadmap. All improvements and additions are available to all users in one go and are announced in our release notes. You will find these, as well as all our technical documentation – on our platform documentation site.
- Implementation functionality for upload of product data
- Automatic creation of products for IFC elements not found
- Madaster roll out starts in Germany and Norway
- International harmonisation of calculation methods and data fields
- Implementation of generic products and materials database
- Roll out of first functionality to German and Norwegian customers
- Rollout specific functionality for suppliers and products
- Implementation support circularity guidelines CB’23
- Functional platform expansion based on customer needs
- Expansion of range of product and material sources
- Delivery of support for CB’23 circularity guidelines
- Full operational go-live in Norway and Germany
A new form of cooperation. A new release. A launch in another country. Digitization in the construction industry is rapidly gaining ground. Logical, because it makes circular design and construction so much easier. No superfluous luxury, given the major challenges ahead of us in terms of climate, energy and raw materials.
Professionals from various sectors regularly put their thoughts online for us. About how simple, or how complicated it is to take steps towards a circular economy. Informative and very inspiring stories.
ASK YOUR QUESTION TO MADASTER
Madaster works with a wide variety of partners who are skilled in the applicaHon and usage of the Madaster plaIorm. You can check the partner network on our dedicated country pages in the footer of this site. And if you want to receive more informaHon about the Madaster partnership or if you want to become a partner yourselves, please contact us via email.
THE DUTCH PLATFORM WITH DOWNLOADABLE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES ON CIRCULARITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.
LEVEL(S) IS A COMMON EUROPEAN APPROACH TO ASSESSING AND REPORTING ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF BUILDINGS.
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION.
WHAT ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED IN OUR ECONOMY? AN OPINION ARTICLE FROM 4 LEADING DUTCH ORGANISATIONS ACTIVE IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND DIGITISATION. THE MANAGEMENT SUMMARY IS IN ENGLISH.
THE CARBON RISK REAL ESTATE MONITOR (CRREM) RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYSES AND PUBLISHES ON THE IMPACT OF OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT ON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY FOR CIRCULARITY IN EUROPE? THIS UNITED NATIONS ONE PLANET PROGRAMME REPORT GIVES YOU AN OVERVIEW.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORT BUILDING LOGBOOKS AND PASSPORTS? THESE EUROPEAN COMMISSIONS INVESTIGATION REPORTS ARE WORTH THE READ.