Design for Disassembly - Themes and Principles

Crowther, Philip (2005) Design for Disassembly - Themes and Principles. BDP Environment Design Guide, 2005.


The disassembly of buildings to recover materials and components for future reuse is not widely practiced in the modern construction industry. This note covers a range of themes and offers a set of principles, or guidelines, for design for disassembly that can be applied to a project in order to facilitate and encourage greater rates of reuse and recycling in the future. The note builds upon the previous note DES31 ‘Design for Disassembly’ by offering more specific guidance on why, when, what and how to design for disassembly. Further to that, it describes a more developed relationship between significant issues surrounding design for disassembly.

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ID Code: 2888
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: architecture, design, disassembly, recycling, reuse
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 2005 The 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: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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