Design for Disassembly

Crowther, Philip (1999) Design for Disassembly. BDP Environment Design Guide, November .


One of the main obstacles to building material reuse is the difficulty in separating materials and components from the building. Design for disassembly is a useful strategy that can be applied to varying extents to increase the future rates of material and component reuse. Buildings have been designed for disassembly in the past and there are valuable lessons to be learned from those examples.

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ID Code: 2882
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: architecture, design, disassembly, recycle, reuse, waste management
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:29

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