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Design for an "Xth" life cycle

Title: Design for an "Xth" life cycle
Author(s): E. Durmisevic, J. Brouwer
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 155 - 160
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 4
Language: English

Abstract: Innovations in technology, population growth, evolving ecological problems and changing economics are imposing new requirements on a built environment. This influences considerably the way to design and build in the future.
Building structures can last in average 75-100 year. On the other hand they are exposed to change every 5-10 years due to the change of functional and technical requirements.
Consequently in order to increase environmental eficiency of the buildings they should be designed according to the criteria's that will provide their easy transformation through the disassembly of their parts. Such design would prevent unselective demolition of the building as well as waste disposal of the non-recyclable materials.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.028

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