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Towards a Circular Economy
Design for De-Construction
Martin Brown
Fairsnape
@fairsnape VanDusen Visitor Center, Vancouver
“The Circular Economy involves a fundamental
rethinking of products, materials, systems and
commerce. It is not simply nex...
CIRCULAR ECONOMY THINKING
Encourages a natural closed loop system
which emulates natural flow, waste
becomes the ingredien...
Material Passport
De-Construction Plans
BIM
Labeling of Connections
Quest University, Squamish, BC
ONE: Document materials...
Re-utilised more than 80%
of raw materials from other
structures. 80% have reuse
potential post building life.
Material Pa...
Consideration to future impact
Future human, ecological health
Future value
TWO: Select materials using the
Precautionary ...
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
Visually
Physically
Ergonomically
THREE: Design Connections that
are accessible...
-
Centre for Interactive
Research on Sustainability,
UBC, Vancouver
Visible Connections
Living Building Challenge
LEED Pla...
Binders, Glues, Sealers,
Increase future health ecological issues
Decrease future reuse potential
FOUR: Eliminate Chemical...
Red List Compliant
No Toxic Materials
250 year design life
Living Building Challenge
Bullitt Centre, Seattle
@fairsnape
Roof Structure, Rovereto, Italy
Bolted, screwed, nailed.
Standard palette of connections
Decrease future health ecological...
Modular Homes, BRE
Improves component repair,
upgrade, reuse, recycling
SIX: Separate MEP Systems
“This is the worst this building should
perform at for the rest of its life”
Enable Continuous Improvement
Kevin Hydes, Fo...
Workhouse Tools, Inglewhite Lancashire
Human scale components
Improves ease of repair and
replacement,
Maintains skill var...
StrawBale
Community Build
Living Building Challenge
Red List Material Free
Cement Free
Cuerdon Valley Park
Simple forms, standard dimensions
Increases flexibility
Ease of future incremental construction and
/ or deconstruction
EI...
Wood Buildings, Squamish BC
Using materials and systems that
exhibit principles of modularity,
independence, and standardization to
facilitate reuse.
...
Baxall Construction
Streif Timber Modular System
Modular Off Site
Hankham School, Sussex
@fairsnape
Access
Material Flow
Enable re-use
Improves renovation,
Improves disassembly risk and cost
TEN: Safe Deconstruction
@fairs...
Control of Substances
Hazardous to Health???
@fairsnape
#futurestorative
@futuREstorative
fairsnape@gmail.com
@fairsnape
… addressing the
biological cycle
as well as
technical cy...
Design for Deconstruction
Design for Deconstruction
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The Design for DeConstruction principles and thinking are essential in enabling a circular economy in construction. An updated Presentation for GVis2016, Feb 2016

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Design for Deconstruction

  1. 1. Towards a Circular Economy Design for De-Construction Martin Brown Fairsnape @fairsnape VanDusen Visitor Center, Vancouver
  2. 2. “The Circular Economy involves a fundamental rethinking of products, materials, systems and commerce. It is not simply next-gen recycling” The State of Green Business 2016 GreenBiz@fairsnape
  3. 3. CIRCULAR ECONOMY THINKING Encourages a natural closed loop system which emulates natural flow, waste becomes the ingredients for the next product Net Positive Waste Conservation Plans not Waste Plans Red List / Precautionary Principle Design for De-Construction
  4. 4. Material Passport De-Construction Plans BIM Labeling of Connections Quest University, Squamish, BC ONE: Document materials and methods for deconstruction. @fairsnape
  5. 5. Re-utilised more than 80% of raw materials from other structures. 80% have reuse potential post building life. Material Passports Aliander HO, Netherlands @fairsnape
  6. 6. Consideration to future impact Future human, ecological health Future value TWO: Select materials using the Precautionary Principle @fairsnape
  7. 7. Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Visually Physically Ergonomically THREE: Design Connections that are accessible … @fairsnape
  8. 8. - Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC, Vancouver Visible Connections Living Building Challenge LEED Platinum CIRS, Vancouver @fairsnape
  9. 9. Binders, Glues, Sealers, Increase future health ecological issues Decrease future reuse potential FOUR: Eliminate Chemical Connections @fairsnape
  10. 10. Red List Compliant No Toxic Materials 250 year design life Living Building Challenge Bullitt Centre, Seattle @fairsnape
  11. 11. Roof Structure, Rovereto, Italy Bolted, screwed, nailed. Standard palette of connections Decrease future health ecological issues Increase future reuse potential FIVE: Use Mechanical Connections @fairsnape
  12. 12. Modular Homes, BRE
  13. 13. Improves component repair, upgrade, reuse, recycling SIX: Separate MEP Systems
  14. 14. “This is the worst this building should perform at for the rest of its life” Enable Continuous Improvement Kevin Hydes, Founder & CEO Intregal, on awarding LEED Certificates as USGBC Chair
  15. 15. Workhouse Tools, Inglewhite Lancashire Human scale components Improves ease of repair and replacement, Maintains skill variety SEVEN: Design to the Human
  16. 16. StrawBale Community Build Living Building Challenge Red List Material Free Cement Free Cuerdon Valley Park
  17. 17. Simple forms, standard dimensions Increases flexibility Ease of future incremental construction and / or deconstruction EIGHT: Simplicity of Structure and Form
  18. 18. Wood Buildings, Squamish BC
  19. 19. Using materials and systems that exhibit principles of modularity, independence, and standardization to facilitate reuse. NINE: Interchangeability Staircase, Hotel, Paris
  20. 20. Baxall Construction Streif Timber Modular System Modular Off Site Hankham School, Sussex @fairsnape
  21. 21. Access Material Flow Enable re-use Improves renovation, Improves disassembly risk and cost TEN: Safe Deconstruction @fairsnape
  22. 22. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health??? @fairsnape
  23. 23. #futurestorative @futuREstorative fairsnape@gmail.com @fairsnape … addressing the biological cycle as well as technical cycle …

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