Build a distributed data ecosystem
to facilitate a circular economy

THE CHALLENGE

Creating a building wallet for distributed data ecosystems

Our society has to make the transition to an energy neutral and circular economy. We have to deal with evolving demands for housing, caused by ongoing urbanisation and an ageing and diversifying population. Only with transparent and fair information positions for all players involved we can reach our circular goals.

Core challenge: How to make all information on real objects readily available for authorized persons and machines in a distributed data ecosystem, to facilitate a circular and smart economy and minimize risks?

Critical success factors:

– The integration of the BIM-model, a standard in the building industry and important source of data about buildings

– Incentives for data owners to contribute and for building owners to use the platform

– Focus on the owner’s perspective, but other perspectives are also relevant (e.g. the builder who wants to finish his project without all kinds of red tape).

Key questions are:

– how to include existing standards, e.g. BIM;

– how to tie existing solutions/applications into the ecosystem;

– how to manage access to (private or commercially sensitive) data in this distributed environment;

– how to engage data owners to contribute 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 of the current PoC.

TYPE OF TEAM ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

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 core building blocks of the solution to be open source, because 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 sector.

Our generation faces enormous challenges which will have effect on our physical environment. We have to make the transition to an energy neutral and circular economy. We have to deal with evolving demands for housing, caused by ongoing urbanisation and an ageing and diversifying population. The necessary adaptations in the built environment require huge investments which will only lead to returns in the long run.These developments require adequate information about buildings, and real 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 real objects..

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Ambition and goals

Kadaster envisions a future where trustworthy information on real objects is readily available for authorized persons and machines in a distributed data ecosystem. Both public and private data can be tied unequivocally to a unique object identity. A distributed ledger will function as the trusted backbone for all kind 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 access regime to the data.

Track record in innovation and working to accelerate 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 of innovation are a.o. production and distribution of geospatial data, AI for data and text processing, distributed databases. Examples on 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 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 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/

 

MAIN CONTACT

 

Dick Eertink – Strategy Advisor – Kadaster

Any questions? Please approach Dick and the entire Track through the community Digital Nation’s Infrastructure-group: 

Interview with Bert Beentjes, Kadaster

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