Introduces green demolition concepts. Focuses on determining how to remove a building from a site while recovering the maximum amount of material. Also emphasizes conventional construction demolition practices and alternative methods of building disassembly. Covers principles of construction, deconstruction, re-use, recycling, and current trends in architectural salvage.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Basic Principles of Demolition and Deconstruction
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Hazardous Materials
- Job and Site Safety
- Site/Environmental Impact
- Building Survey
- Material Recovery
- Waste Reduction
- Material Recycling
- Material Re-use
- Estimating and Cost Analysis
- The Future of Deconstruction
- Describe the process and methods used in traditional building demolition.
- Identify potential impacts to the surrounding environment.
- Identify Hazardous Materials found in Construction Materials.
- Discuss and Describe Job Site Safety Considerations and applicable codes.
- Identify potential impacts of demolition to the existing community.
- Identify site safety issues from a building walkthrough.
- Identify materials with recovery potential.
- Discuss the options and opportunities for recovered material.
- Identify materials for re-use*.
- Analyze materials for potential re-use or recycling*.
- Compare the cost of material re-use vs. the cost new materials*.
- Discuss the future potential for Deconstruction.
Assessment and Requirements
- Units Tests
- Case Studies
- Final Exam