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Integrated modeling agenda for sustainable communities via reconfigurability
Laefer, Debra F.; O'Brien, William J.; Steiner, Ruth Lorraine
Recycled Materials in Geotechnics : ASCE Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition, October 19-21, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland Sustainability in the construction industry can only be achieved through a radical rethinking of building construction and reuse. This paper outlines the problems and offers innovative solutions that embrace technological innovations, advances in manufacturing and distribution, and integration of building and land use concepts through:1) application of a dismountable and reconfigurable structural system, 2) promotion of the concept of kitting, and 3) reconceptualization of the relationships between construction management, engineering, supply chain configurations, environmental modeling, design, and urban planning. Basic components are described with the modeling and research agenda needed to make these solutions both viable and adoptable. Not applicable Conference website at Record must link to the publisher version - DG 01/07/2010 Include in Urban Institute. au ti ke 100705 RB ed, de
Keyword(s): Sustainability; Reuse; Reconfigurable structures; Solid waste; Sustainable construction; Building--Technological innovations; Construction industry--Environmental aspects
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
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