Conservation of Resources by Designing a Meccano for Temporary constructions

Wim Debacker, Anne Paduart, Caroline Henrotay, Niels De Temmerman, Willy De Wilde, Hendrik Hendrickx

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Abstract

Reusing building components is an effective way of conserving embodied resources, materials as well as energy, in a life cycle perspective. However this requires innovative design, which anticipates an eventual demolition and provides versatile and adaptable constructions. This paper shows how constructions and their components can be designed with the necessary reuse qualities, by using a minimum number of different components. To monitor the environmental load of such Meccano-like designs, an assessment method that focuses on the conservation of embodied resources is detailed in this paper. The environmental benefits are discussed through the design of temporary constructions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Int. Conf. CMS 2009 - CIB 115 Construction Material Stewardship
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2009
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • reuse
  • building components
  • life cycle
  • environmental load assessment
  • Meccano

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