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Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials: A Design Handbook for Reuse and Recycling

Handbook / Manual

By: Bill Addis

224 pages, Figures, tables, boxes, photographs

Earthscan

Paperback | Oct 2005 | #153002 | ISBN: 1844072746
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About this book

Green and sustainable design is growing in prominence and popularity. National governments are active in promoting recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide addresses the opportunities at the design stage of a project for minimising the generation of waste by the use of recycled components and materials in buildings. It reviews current experience of designing with recycling in mind, the processes by which components and material can be reclaimed and the opportunities for specifying them in construction work.

`Expert advice on reuse and recycling in building construction is urgently needed. Using existing resources in a more responsible way is central to this design guide. A very welcome addition to the literature' Tom Woolley, Professor of Architecture, Queens University Belfast, and author of the acclaimed Green Building Handbook

'Expert advice on reuse and recycling in building construction is urgently needed. Using existing resources in a more responsible way is central to this design guide. A very welcome addition to the literature' Tom Woolley, Professor of Architecture, Queens University Belfast, and author of the acclaimed Green Building Handbook 'The message from this book is that if you have the time and inclination then it is possible to source, check and incorporate reused materials into your buildings.' Ecotech


Contents

PART A: The World of Reuse, Reclamation and Recycling; Reuse, Reclamation and Recycling are Not New Ideas; Why Do It?; The Basic Concepts; The Marketplace; PART B: Case Studies; Reusing Piles; Reusing Whole Structures; Reusing Parts of Structure; Facade Retention; Whole Project Stories; Architects; PART C: Making Reuse and Recycling Happen; Not the 'usual' approach to design and procurement; Decision-Making; Opportunities; Seeking and Finding the Buildings, Goods and Materials; Ensuring Reuse, Reclamation and Recycling Happen; PART D: Design Guidance: Element by Element; Foundations and Groundwork; Building Structure; The Building Envelope; Enclosure and Access; Floor Coverings, Furniture and External Works; Mechanical Services; Electrical Services; PART E: Appendices; Demolition Activities; Environmental Impact; Glossary; Further Guidance.

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Biography

Bill Addis leads the Sustainability and Alternative Technologies team at Buro Happold Consulting Engineers. The research for this book was carried out by a consortium of partners in industry and academia led by Buro Happold and including the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA)

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