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ERIC Number: ED557343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
Teaching Assembly for Disassembly; An Under-Graduate Module Experience
Alexandri, Eleftheria
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, December 10-12, 2014)
This paper is about the experience of teaching Assembly for Disassembly to fourth year architect students within the module of sustainable design. When designing a sustainable building one should take into consideration the fact that the building is going to be demolished in some years; thus the materials should be assembled in such a way so that the building is not just demolished, but disassembled in a practical way, so that its items and materials can be reused or at least be recycled in other buildings or products or be decomposed. Yet, the structure should be safe during its lifetime. With this technology, the building's sustainability spans also to its "grave". In this paper the methodology for teaching students how to design for the disassembly of buildings is presented. Apart from the respective lectures, the fourth year students have been asked to design a small home for a homeless person, following, apart from bioclimatic design and the zero-CO[subscript 2] building design, an "assembly for disassembly" design. They have also been encouraged to use, apart from conventional building materials, materials that could be collected from municipal waste, provided they have a small environmental footprint. Frequent tutorials are made during this project. Different groups of students have followed different concepts in their design; some students have focused on the assembly for disassembly of a home from municipal waste, others from construction materials, while others, apart from assembly for disassembly, have also taken into consideration the movability of their design as well as its incorporation in the urban tissue. The results and the conclusions are presented in this paper. [For the full proceedings see ED557181.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece