Build a distributed data ecosystem to facilitate a circular economy

BUIDL with the Dutch Land & Building Registry (Kadaster). What if buildings have wallets? What will they HODL. How can we create an open distributed data ecosystem where all information on real objects is readily available for authorized persons and machines? Help make validated information transparent and accessible, and enable cities to deal better with the ongoing urbanization.


THE CHALLENGE

Creating a building wallet for distributed data ecosystems

Our society must make the transition to an energy-neutral, circular economy. We must deal with evolving demands for housing due to ongoing urbanization and an ageing and diversifying population. We can reach only our circular goals with transparent and fair information positions for all players involved.

Core challenge: How to make all information on real objects readily available to authorized persons and machines in a distributed data ecosystem, facilitating a circular, smart economy and minimizing the risk?

Critical success factors:
– The integration of the BIM model, a standard in the building industry and an important source of data on buildings
– Incentives for data owners to contribute and for building owners to use the platform
– Focus on the owner’s perspective, with other perspectives also relevant (e.g. the builder wanting to complete a project without excessive red tape).

Key issues:
– Incorporating existing standards, e.g. BIM
– Tying existing solutions/applications into the ecosystem
– Managing access to (private or commercially sensitive) data in this distributed environment
– Engaging data owners in contributing data to the building wallet

DOMAIN EXPERTS PRESENT AT THE HACKATHON

Construction and Building sector development expert (Kadaster) Data expert key registers (Kadaster) Policy advisor spatial information (Dutch Ministry of the Interior) Emerging tech specialist (Kadaster) Architecture specialist (Kadaster) Legal specialist (Kadaster) 

TOOLBOX

Key Dutch national datasets on buildings, addresses and parcels will be accessible as linked data and by APIs.
Source code and documentation for the current PoC.

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

We are looking for a mix of teams, from pre-startups to corporate, to get creative ideas and viable solutions.

PROTOCOL OR
APPLICATION SOLUTION?

Protocol

OPEN SOURCE OR PROPRIETARY?

We expect the core building blocks for the solution to be open source, as we are looking for protocol solutions that can be developed and adopted by the ecosystem.
Motivation

Kadaster is the Dutch national agency for land registration and geographic information. Kadaster provides legal certainty in real estate transactions and manages a variety of nationwide geographic datasets, supporting thousands of users and billions of service requests per year in the public and private sectors.

Our generation faces enormous challenges affecting our physical environment. We must make the transition to an energy-neutral, circular economy. We must deal with evolving demands for housing due to ongoing urbanization and an ageing and diversifying population. The necessary adaptations in the built environment require huge investments with only long-term returns. These developments require sufficient information about buildings, and concrete objects in general, to be available for a wide range of functions such as planning, financing, construction, buying, and selling and management. This calls for an integrated approach to information provision regarding concrete objects.

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Ambition and goals

Kadaster envisions a future where trustworthy information on real objects is readily available to authorized persons and machines in a distributed data ecosystem. A future where both public and private data can be tied unequivocally to a unique object identity. A future where a distributed ledger functions as the trusted backbone for many kinds of public and private services. Considering the private nature and/or commercial confidentiality of at least some of the data, special attention must be given to ownership and an access regime for the data.

Track record in innovation and acceleration with teams/companies

We embrace an open approach to innovation in cooperation with companies and research institutes, with quick scans to test the feasibility of solutions. Focus fields for innovation are production and distribution of geospatial data, AI for data and text processing and distributed databases. For examples see https://data.labs.pdok.nl

CONSORTIUM

Current consortium. Kadaster: (challenge lead)

Dutch Ministry of the Interior (policy principal for national spatial data infrastructure)

 

Welcoming: Construction companies. Taxation, real estate brokers. Energy companies. Material/installation providers

 

INCUBATION

 

What does the partner have to offer:Selected solutions will be accelerated in our development program for the building data infrastructure, foreseen to run during 2019 and 2020.

 

What do consortium partners have to offer: Dutch Ministry of the Interior (policy principal for national spatial data infrastructure)

 

CONTENT

 

Readables:

PoC Building Wallet: http://eenvoudigbeterbouwen.nl/ (no password required)

Related initiatives:

National Digitization Program for the Built Environment: https://www.digidealgo.nl/

Comparable initiative (Flanders region, Belgium): https://woningpas.vlaanderen.be/

Possible applications:

Materials passports: https://www.madaster.com/en/; https://www.reusematerials.nl/

Quality management: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/bouwregelgeving/toekomst-bouwregelgeving; https://homedna.nl/; https://loekonline.nl/en/home-2/

Estate management: http://www.fortierra.com/

Don’t forget to check the following content to get a better insight into the topics of this challenge:
See the Track Deep Dive presentation: here
MAIN CONTACT

 

Nick van Apeldoorn

Any questions? Please contact Nick (Nick.vanApeldoorn@kadaster.nl) and the entire Track through the community Digital Nation’s Infrastructure-group: 

Interview with Bert Beentjes, Kadaster

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