Madaster is a web-based platform that allows users to record, securely store and transparently share what materials and products are contained within buildings and infrastructure assets. It combines material quantity information from built assets with detailed information on the source, composition, environmental impact and future reuse potential of the product or material.
Andrea is a Chartered Environmentalist and Engineer who has been at the forefront of circularity in the built environment for 15 years. Specialising in the sustainability of the built environment, with particular expertise in the circular economy and how this applies to materials, structures and buildings. Her work has covered both increasing the use of reclaimed materials and designing to facilitate future reuse. She has vast experience working in both the public and private sector, in an advisory, client and research capacity, and at all scales from industry-wide initiatives, to focussing on cities, projects, organisations and products. As HS2 Sustainability Manager, she developed the project's approach to circularity. Following this, she went on to explore further systemic enablers to circular construction through the EU Horizon 2020-funded CIRCuIT project at ReLondon. Building on this experience, as Managing Director for Madaster UK, she is now bringing materials passports to the UK, to transform how we value buildings and materials.