Design for Disassembly for Residential Construction

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Photo courtesy of Design Build Services

The purpose of this research is to find resources for designers and architects to be able to implement DfD principles for residential construction in general, highlighting the opportunities to use wood. However, these resources include information that can apply toward all types of construction and building types.

In BC, wood is an important building material, both because it is locally available and for the economic benefit it provides to communities across the province. Wood in construction also has the environmental benefit of sequestering carbon for decades, and with its high potential for reuse, we can extend that sequestration to centuries.

Finally, creating a truly circular building industry would require that salvaged and recycled material use is prioritized in construction. In order to “close the loop”, resources are included for designing with, and sourcing salvaged material.

This resource is publicly available from Light House Sustainability Society.

Design for Disassembly for Residential Construction