Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


A Proposed Material Passport Ontology to Enable Circularity for Industrialized Construction

Firehiwot Kedir, David F. Bucher, Daniel M. Hall
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.159
Abstract: There is a need to collect, store, and share product data to enable circularity in industrialized construction supply chains. To do this, the concept of a Material Passport (MP) has been proposed, but exactly how MPs should be created and managed is less understood, especially in consideration of industrialized construction product platforms. This paper proposes a knowledge and process representation framework called the Material Passport Ontology (MPO). The MPO outlines key components of MPs and their interrelationships. Finally, the paper discusses several implementation challenges and possibilities.
Keywords: Innovation, Environmental perturbation, Needs, Disruption, Behaviour
Pages: 91 - 98

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