Kopie van Circulariteit boven

Study on the implementation of the building passport

Bureau Bouwtechniek does what it can to encourage the transition towards more circularity. With this in mind, we support the OVAM in developing legislative and regulatory instruments that will make that transition to circular and material-efficient construction more accessible.
  • Client: Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM)

  • Timing: 2023

  • Status: In execution

Concrete case study : the implementation of the building passport

The building passport brings together information about a structure and provides insight into, for example, the materials present and their connections, assembly and disassembly instructions, history of use, etc. Such a passport measures and promotes circularity and environmental impact, simplifies maintenance and aims to track aspects around safety and health.

We make this research concrete by:

  • completing the current building passport for an existing building. This allowed us to examine the parameters with a critical eye and provide the OVAM with tangible feedback. We also investigated whether a meaningful link could be made between the construction work passport, the post-intervention file and the demolition follow-up plan. By combining them, we facilitate transparency, safety and sustainability throughout a building's life cycle (from design to dismantling), from construction to demolition.
  • depth interviews among stakeholders from the construction industry (contractors, clients, architects, engineering firms, etc.).

With this direct input from the field, the OVAM can continue working on the development of the construction work passport.

Our colleagues

From Team Sustainability, Energy & Comfort (2)

Katrien 569 A0552 Gemiddeld

ir. arch. Katrien Van Lierop

Energie- en duurzaamheidsadviseur
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Jona 569 A6702 Large

ir. arch. Jona Van Steenkiste

Energy and sustainability advisor
EPB reporter
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From Team Renovation, Restoration & Maintenance (1)

Wim Rymenants

Wim Rymenants

Adviseur technische renovaties

From Team Architecture (public sector Flanders) (1)

B B Barbara Arts 8055 Large

arch. Barbara Arts

Project architect
Safety coordinator
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TAGS: Circular building