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The potential of integrating Design for Deconstruction as a waste minimisation strategy into the profession of the architect

Papakyriakou, Aglaia and Hopkinson, Lara 2012. The potential of integrating Design for Deconstruction as a waste minimisation strategy into the profession of the architect. Presented at: 2nd People and Buildings Conference for Masters students and recent ex-students, London, UK, 18 September 2012.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the Design for Deconstruction (DfD) as a method of designing buildings with their end-of-life stage taken into account, by enabling their successful disassembly in order to reclaim their components and materials, either for reusing into new constructions or for recycling them. This aims at minimizing the overall future construction and demolition waste, as well as the need for extracting raw materials by extending the buildings’ and materials’ lives. The work focuses on the principles and context of DfD and the potential of integrating it into the architects’ profession as a strategy for sustainable design. Their role as the ‘first link of the chain’ is discussed and a questionnaire survey reveals current practices in UK. Further implications and possible barriers for integrating DfD into the architect’s profession are outlined as well as enablers and drivers for encouraging its use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: design for deconstruction ; waste ; architect ; questionnaire ; assessment tools
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Last Modified: 14 Jan 2018 21:08
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/46206

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