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Tracking Material Reuse across Construction Supply Chains

Lookup NU author(s): Stanly Wilson PalathingalORCiD, Kwabena Adu-Duodu, Yinhao LI, Ringo Sham, Dr Ellis SolaimanORCiD, Professor Raj Ranjan



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Material reuse and recycling plays a key role in reducing carbon emissions in the architecture and construction sector. A “Material Passport” (MP) is a record describing how a material is used throughout its lifetime, from genesis to termination, recording operations carried out on the material. The granularity of information recorded in a MP can vary, however ensuring that this provenance trail remains immutable is a key requirement. The benefits of using a MP, operations carried out on a MP, and recording of transactions within a distributed Blockchain (parachain) is described. A scenario is used to illustrate how the proposed approach can be used in practice.

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Author(s): Wilson S, Adu-Duodu K, Li Y, Sham R, Wang Y, Solaiman E, Perera C, Ranjan R, Rana O

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2023 IEEE 19th International Conference on e-Science (e-Science)

Year of Conference: 2023

Pages: 1-4

Online publication date: 25/09/2023

Acceptance date: 15/09/2023

Date deposited: 30/10/2023

ISSN: 2325-3703

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/e-Science58273.2023.10254935

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/1rph-7d14

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ISBN: 9798350322231