Regeneration reuse in the context of the waste management cycle of the built environment

Bleek, Morgan John (2013) Regeneration reuse in the context of the waste management cycle of the built environment. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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This original study creates a philosophy of regeneration reuse, which is a conceptual framework that utilises construction and demolition waste products by building component, relocation and adaptive reuse. Case studies from the greater Brisbane, wider southeast Queensland region and greater London area are used to demonstrate the principles of regeneration reuse through research activities, analysis and evaluation. The regeneration reuse conceptual process draws upon assessing embodied carbon and sustainable benefits to deconstruct rather than destruct, and consider alternative options to waste treatment technologies in the built environment. The importance of waste management is examined, specifically the impacts of governance to the principles of regeneration reuse through analysis of legislation in the Australian and UK jurisdictions. Design process considerations when incorporating the principles of regeneration reuse are defined, and phasing and staging assessment explored to determine the most effective point of intervention in the design process to include waste management strategies.

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ID Code: 60855
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Drogemuller, Robin & Crowther, Philip
Keywords: Regeneration reuse, Relocation reuse, Component reuse, Adaptive reuse, Waste management, Sustainable design
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2013 05:11
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 09:40

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