Designing a steel connection with a high degree of disassembly: a practice-based experience
- Circular economy,
- Design for Disassembly
Copyright (c) 2021 Francesco Incelli, Luciano Cardellicchio
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This article is derived from a feasibility study for a single-story elevation at the Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) in the United Kingdom. This project embraced two fundamental principles of the circular economy: flexibility of interior spaces and Design for Disassembly (DfD). The goals were to reduce the risk of demolition and preserve the value of the building material to empower its later use. These principles formed the solution for the structural frame. For this paper, the engineering phase was carried out to improve the structural connections designed according to DfD principles and following generative design methods.