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News 22 oct 2018



Netherlands, Nieuwegein – 22 October – With a firm handshake, Paul van Doorn, senior developer at development and construction company Giesbers Ontwikkelen en Bouwen, and Rob Oomen, partnerships manager at Madaster, confirmed their partner agreement. As a socially committed construction company, Giesbers is contributing to the development of Madaster—an independent public platform that generates material passports with the aim of eliminating waste, worldwide. The platform can be used by private individuals, companies and government authorities, and is developed by Madaster Services, under the supervision of the Madaster Foundation.

Madaster functions as an online library that documents materials and buildings, similar to the registration of property ownership and land division at a land registry. All users of Madaster can generate a material passport for their buildings. A material passport contains a large amount of information about the quality and origins of materials and their current location. This makes them easier to recover and reuse, in cases of renovation and restoration. Buildings, thus, become documented ‘storage units’ of materials.

“Having Giesbers as a partner means that Madaster is adding yet another innovative company to its network of partners. Giesbers will now be able to provide each of its customers with a material passport and, among other things, work with the circularity indicator on the Madaster platform. We are thrilled that also Giesbers has made this step towards eliminating waste by documenting its buildings.’ Rob Oomen, partnerships manager at Madaster

‘Giesbers focuses on a circular construction economy and, as a result of the partnership with Madaster, is able to implement this in practice. All our projects are developed in BIM. Coupling projects to a material passport is easily done and, thus, we are creating future value for our customers. We are running various projects, at the moment—with WonenBreburg for social housing, Bouwinvest for the private rental sector, and BPD for privately-owned housing.’ Paul van Doorn, Giesbers Ontwikkelen en Bouwen

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