Systematic review of drivers influencing building deconstructability: Towards a construct-based conceptual framework

Habeeb Balogun, Hafiz Alaka, Christian Nnaemeka Egwim, Saheed Ajayi

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Abstract

Deconstruction is an innovative and sustainable option for building end-of-life. It can turn the negative impacts of demolition, including diverting valuable resources from the congested landfill into beneficial use through reuse and recycling. However, the feasibility of deconstruction has placed a massive limitation on the implementation of deconstruction. This research carried out a systematic literature review of 35 academic and 3 non-academic pieces of literature to develop a construct-based deconstructability framework. This framework – built around technical, economic, legal, operational, schedule and social construct – describes the condition under which deconstruction is likely to work and drivers influencing deconstructability. A total of 44 drivers influencing deconstructability were established and ranked from which design and building technology, cost including expense and revenues from the resale, supply and demand of the recovered component and material, the schedule for the deconstruction were identified as most influential. However, every identified driver should be considered during the deconstructability assessment of a building.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-530
Number of pages19
JournalWaste Management and Research
Volume41
Issue number3
Early online date17 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Review Articles
  • Building deconstruction
  • deconstructability
  • conceptual framework
  • circular economy
  • sustainable end-of-life

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