- International Fees
International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Design for Disassembly (DfD) is the act of planning for the repair, upgrade, adaptation, repurposing and reuse of buildings and their components. Although the life span of a building is generally longer than most products, they will end up being “disposable" if we don't plan for their end-of-use. The generation of construction and demolition waste has enormous environmental, social and economic costs, all of which can be avoided by bringing the built environment into the circular economy. This course provides the skills to intervene at one of the most critical stages of a building's life cycle, the design phase, to enable circularity. Case studies, industry standards and best practices will be drawn on to teach the principles of DfD. This course complements the Deconstruction and Construction Material Flow Analysis courses.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of XCIR 7520 for the Winter 2024 term.
Fri Feb 02 - Sat Feb 24 (4 weeks)
- 4 weeks
- CRN 91206
- Domestic fees $671.62International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Feb 02 - Feb 24
|09:00 - 15:30
|Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1025
|Feb 02 - Feb 24
|13:00 - 17:00
|Burnaby NE01 Rm. 401
- Departmental approval needed
- International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Student must have prior experience with construction terminology and reading building drawings. Sessions will be conducted on-campus, with live, participatory broadcasts of classes – students may participate online remotely. Student must have prior experience with construction terminology and reading building drawings. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply DfD and 'Cradle to Cradle' (C2C) principles and strategies to building design.
- Identify and incorporate products that follow DfD and C2C principles, especially salvaged materials, into your future building projects
- Evaluate the degree to which a design meets DfD and C2C principles.
- Interpret Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reports and product disclosure statements to make informed product and material selection.
- Explain the business case for DfD, including advantages of adaptable and durable buildings, to building owners and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrate how the standardization that is common in other industries can be applied in building construction to enable DfD.
- Utilize CSA and ISO standards, and industry best practices to increase the 'deconstructability' of buildings and infrastructure.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022
Design for Disassembly (XCIR 7520) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Applied Circular Economy: Zero Waste Buildings
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