Blockchain is deeply affecting finance procedures and investors behaviour. This technology is gaining momentum also in other disciplinary fields, since it allows to ensure reliability and trust in transaction operations. This paper aims at presenting how blockchain procedure could be applied to maintenance operations, ensuring a lean process and disintermediation between the agreements clauses and the implementation of the Operations Maintenance and Repair (OM&R) interventions. This can be done thanks to the application of the smart contracts to the use phase of the buildings. The research opens to a new scenario in OM&R, disintermediating OM&R contracts from the need for a contracts’ supervisor, which typically ensure the compliance with the terms of the contracts when OM&R contracts are defined. This could lead to a fairer and transparent asset management, despite some drawbacks are presented in the conclusion of the paper.

Blockchain application to maintenance smart contracts - Applicazione blockchain agli smart contracts di manutenzione

N. Moretti;F. Re Cecconi
2018

Abstract

Blockchain is deeply affecting finance procedures and investors behaviour. This technology is gaining momentum also in other disciplinary fields, since it allows to ensure reliability and trust in transaction operations. This paper aims at presenting how blockchain procedure could be applied to maintenance operations, ensuring a lean process and disintermediation between the agreements clauses and the implementation of the Operations Maintenance and Repair (OM&R) interventions. This can be done thanks to the application of the smart contracts to the use phase of the buildings. The research opens to a new scenario in OM&R, disintermediating OM&R contracts from the need for a contracts’ supervisor, which typically ensure the compliance with the terms of the contracts when OM&R contracts are defined. This could lead to a fairer and transparent asset management, despite some drawbacks are presented in the conclusion of the paper.
Research in Building Engineering
978-84-17098-63-6
Blockchain, Operation Maintenance & Repair, Smart contracts, disintermediation
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