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dc.contributor.authorFaleski, Erik
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-12T20:49:55Z
dc.date.available2020-11-12T20:49:55Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-01
dc.identifier.other10922347
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/73533
dc.description.abstractBuilding deconstruction is not a novel idea but represents an ancient practice reinvented for our modern era. Deconstruction is an environmentally friendly (yet fiscally remunerative) alternative to traditional building demolition. Deconstruction is: [t]he process of carefully dismantling a building in order to salvage components for reuse and recycling. Typically, a small team of skilled and licensed professionals disassemble the structure, setting aside the valuable materials for direct reuse or resale, before recycling the rest. In most instances, deconstruction is combined with an element of demolition, with the latter process plugging the gaps not covered by the former process. Deconstruction has traditionally been used successfully with decommissioned military bases and all-wood barns. Building deconstruction is simply an expansion of this practice to both commercial and residential structures. In fact, it can be argued that deconstruction is the original demolition.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectBuffalo
dc.subjectHousing/Neighborhoods
dc.subjectEnvironment
dc.subjectRecycling and Waste
dc.subjectGreen Housing
dc.subjectReport
dc.subjectOther
dc.titleThe Potential of Deconstruction in Buffalo, New York
dc.typearticle
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