Authors: Hans W. Reinhardt
Addresses: Department of Construction Materials, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 4, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Abstract: It is shown that the demolition of concrete structures requires a great amount of energy and that the reuse of the waste material leads to air pollution. Therefore, it is stated that demountable building systems would be advantageous for the environment. Existing demountable systems are presented and new developments are shown. The essence is that demountable concrete structures are feasible and new developments are encouraged.
Keywords: concrete structures; demountable structures; prefabrication; connections; joints; buildings demolition.
International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, 2012 Vol.1 No.1, pp.18 - 28
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