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Deconstruction Management XCIR 7510

Applied Circular Economy Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​This course provides the skills to manage a building's decommissioning (end-of-use) in a way that realizes the highest social, environmental and economic benefit. Students will learn how to create a deconstruction plan utilizing the Zero Waste hierarchy of highest and best use and circular economy principles. Regional policies and regulations for demolition and deconstruction will be explored and techniques for deconstruction and building material recovery reviewed. This course complements the Design for Disassembly and Construction Material Flow Analysis courses.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of XCIR 7510 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49488


Fri Sep 09 - Sat Oct 01 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 49488
  • $637.27
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Oct 01 Sat 09:00 - 15:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1025
Sep 09 - Oct 01 Fri 13:00 - 17:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402

Adam Corneil

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Sessions will be conducted on-campus, with live, participatory broadcasts of classes – students may participate online remotely. Student should have prior experience with construction terminology and reading building drawings. Students registering for this pilot offering may be eligible for a 20% tuition fee subsidy. Course may also be eligible for WorkBC grant. Contact for more information and registration. No class on Friday, Sept 30.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop a Deconstruction Plan including material inventory, material appraisals, and logistics.
  • Compare the social, economic and environmental impacts on the community of deconstruction versus traditional demolition.
  • Describe the business case for deconstructing a building to the contractor, owner and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think circularly when managing the materials that come from deconstruction.
  • Determine the impact of hazardous materials on the deconstruction process and implement a hazardous waste management plan.
  • Evaluate existing buildings for the potential value of recovered materials.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022

Related Programs

Deconstruction Management (XCIR 7510) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Applied Circular Economy: Zero Waste Buildings
    Microcredential Part-time


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