The Circular Economy
another tsunami of information need
The construction world is facing several tidal waves of information need. The Building Safety Act calling for a Golden Thread, the Construction Playbook requiring the use of digital Information Management and the Value Toolkit seeking data on Natural, Social, Human and Manufactured value for public projects have been joined by the Circular Economy requirements in the London Plan.
The construction world is facing several tidal waves of information need to meet emerging standards of good practice. The Building Safety Act calls for a Golden Thread of as-built information to support safe occupation and maintenance of many building types. The Construction Playbook requires the use of digital Information Management as part of its rules. The Value Toolkit seeks data on four kinds of value, Natural, Social, Human and Manufactured (Economic) to be created and managed on public projects. Biodiversity Net Gain has its data needs. Now we have Circular Economy requirements in the London Plan, aiming to foster the re-use of material from deconstructed buildings as well as new building design for ultimate recycling.