MADASTER – THE DIGITAL LIBRARY OF MATERIALS

What is Madaster?

Madaster is the online registry for materials and products. On this digital platform, buildings are registered, including the materials and products that were used in their construction. Documenting, registering and archiving of the materials applied in buildings and construction objects makes their reuse easier, encourages smart design and eliminates waste. By doing so, each building becomes a reservoir of materials.

Who is Madaster for?


Madaster’s target audience includes the owners of real estate and infrastructure as well as the organisations that serve them, such as contractors, developers, architects, engineers, online marketplaces and deconstruction or harvesting companies. Madaster supports its platform users in organising, managing and utilising data throughout the entire lifetime of the buildings and objects.

What is the Material Passport?


Madaster automatically generates secure, web-based passports for registered buildings and construction objects. These passports contain information about the quality, origins and location of materials and products used in the construction of buildings and other construction objects and provide insight into the material, circular and financial (salvage) value of these properties.

APPLYING CIRCULAR METHODES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

 

We regard the Earth as a closed system from which there must be no waste. Certain raw materials are non-renewable resources and may therefore become scarce. In order to keep materials available indefinitely, they need to be registered and documented. In this way, by giving them an identity on the Madaster platform, they become a source that is available for reuse, and each construction object can be designed and managed as a material reservoir.

THE MADASTER PASSPORT

 

The Madaster Passport documents the identity of buildings and objects. Madaster supports various initiatives to realise national and international guidelines and standards for materials, products and building passports or logbooks. We ensure that relevant data can be registered and documented, preferably automated from Building Information Models (BIM) and using smart connections to various data sources on products and materials (e.g. life cycle assessment and CO2 data), financial sources (the value of materials), and data sources on the health-related aspects of materials (toxicity).

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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 a roadmap. All improvements and additions are available to all users and are announced in our release notes. Release notes and all technical documentation are available from the platform’s documentation site.

Roadmap 2021

 1st quarter

  • Implementation functionality for uploading of product data
  • Automatic creation of products for IFC elements not found
  • Madaster roll-out starts in Germany and Norway

 

2nd quarter

  • International harmonisation of calculation methods and data fields
  • Implementation of the generic database on products and materials
  • Roll-out of first functionality to German and Norwegian customers

 

3rd quarter

  • Roll-out of specific functionality for suppliers and products
  • Implementation support circularity guidelines CB’23
  • Functional platform expansion based on customer needs

 

4th quarter

  • Expansion of the range of products and material sources
  • Delivery of support for CB’23 circularity guidelines
  • Fully operational launch in Norway and Germany

 

Madaster works with a wide variety of partners who are skilled in the application and use of the Madaster Platform. You can check out the partner network on our dedicated country pages, see the links in the footer of this page. And if you would like to receive more information about the Madaster partnership or if you are interested in becoming a partner yourself, please contact us via email.

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📥 Platform CB’23

THE DUTCH PLATFORM WITH DOWNLOADABLE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES ON CIRCULARITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

 

📥 Level(s) – The European framework for sustainable buildings

LEVEL(S) IS A COMMON EUROPEAN APPROACH TO ASSESSING AND REPORTING ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF BUILDINGS.

 

📥 Circular Economy Reports

HERE YOU WILL FIND THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION.

 

📥 Digitisation in the construction industry

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.

Recommended

Reading material

📥 CRREM Risk Assessment Tool

THE CARBON RISK REAL ESTATE MONITOR (CRREM) RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYSES AND PUBLISHES ON THE IMPACT OF OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT ON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS.

📥Circular Built Environment in Europe

WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY FOR CIRCULARITY IN EUROPE? THIS UNITED NATIONS ONE PLANET PROGRAMME REPORT GIVES YOU AN OVERVIEW.

📥 Building logbooks in Europe

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORT BUILDING LOGBOOKS AND PASSPORTS? THESE EUROPEAN COMMISSIONS INVESTIGATION REPORTS ARE WORTH THE READ.