Consulting engineer Waterman is to launch a materials passports framework with the aim of providing a standardised approach to overseeing materials throughout their life-cycle.
The framework, due out this month, aims to establish an overall strategy for all components and systems. Although it doesn’t detail the properties that need to be recorded for each component, it indicates that details such as performance, manufacturer information, certificates, and CO2 performance should be captured.
Waterman, which is piloting materials passports at the Edenica office scheme (page 24), said they align with the CIBSE TM65 approach to calculating embodied carbon.
‘We aim to drive material circularity and kick-start the circular economy throughout the construction industry with a robust process any scheme can follow,’ said Mark Terndrup, managing director of Building Services (South) at Waterman Group.