Last edited 24 Mar 2021

Design for deconstruction


[edit] Introduction

Design for deconstruction (or design for disassembly) is an important part of green design and a consideration of the complete life-cycle of a structure. It includes provisions for the re-use of building components at the end of a structure's life. Design for deconstruction works alongside other considerations such as sustainable design and recycling.

[edit] Benefits

The benefits of design for deconstruction include:

[edit] Design principles

Ten common principles in the design for deconstruction process are:

[edit] Construction plan

A detailed deconstruction plan should be produced and issued to all parties at the beginning of any contract to ensure that construction processes will allow the deconstruction plan to be successful. The plan should include:

[edit] Case study - Olympic and Paralympic Games Village, Stratford

During the London 2012 Olympics, temporary accommodation was required for 17,000 athletes. The design complied with the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) Level 4 residential units. Following the games, the accommodation was retrofitted into new homes. Some of the key approaches to the design included:

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[edit] External references

  • WRAP.
  • SEDA Design for Deconstruction guide.

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