DESIGN FOR DECONSTRUCTION: FUTURISTIC SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN

DESIGN FOR DECONSTRUCTION: FUTURISTIC SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Civil Engineering Beyond Limits (CEBEL)
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - January 2021

Ali Al-Ghalib Dhia Ghailan

Abstract

The aim of this research is to investigate the sustainability of design for deconstruction on saving: natural raw materials, embodied energy and carbon emission of steel buildings. A methodology is devised to account for designed for future reuse at the early design phase. The procedure is based on PAS2050 method. A steel structure building of two bays of size (6m x 8m) and of 4m height is devoted as a case study to assess the methodology. In this case study, three different floor systems are suggested: composite steel deck, hollow core precast concrete planks, and demountable precast composite floor system. The percentage reduced in embodied carbon energy is estimated through considering the steel building. The calculation of embodied carbon of the three models is relied on records of the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE). The results show that CO2 emissions from the building can be dropped in so far as 50%, when design for deconstruction strategy is considered. Design standards and codes lack a little procedure to follow. Therefore, this study also outlines some helpful specifications, guidelines, and detailing of design for deconstruction of steel buildings.

Keywords

Design for deconstruction, reclaimed steelwork, salvaged steelwork, embodied energy, sustainable development, CO2 emission,
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebel.2021.001.002