How to write a Building Disassembly Plan

31 May 2024​

Australia’s commitment to a circular economy by 2030 necessitates a transformation in the way we construct buildings. Design for Disassembly (DfD) offers a compelling solution to several critical challenges facing our industry.
DfD is a design technique that not only preserves the integrity of building structures, but also fosters a sustainable and resilient built environment for generations to come.
Built has proudly partnered with Coreo (leading circular economy strategic advisors) to release our ‘How to write a Building Disassembly Plan’ guide, along with useful templates below that can be used on DfD projects – providing practical guidance for creating a more sustainable, resource-efficient future for our built environment.

“As proactive advocates for a sustainable future, we understand that we all play a part in helping society define what is good. So, when we gathered to consider how we could continue to drive change in this fast-paced area, we drew knowledge from our experience delivering projects from a kit of parts,” said Brett Mason, CEO of Built Group.

“Building components can only be taken apart economically if they are designed for easy disassembly and if a building disassembly guide on how to do so is produced. When we sought out examples of building disassembly plans, we found very few relevant resources. So we decided to create our own,” he continued.

Ashleigh Morris, CEO of Coreo and a key co-author of the guide, believes the property industry shares an innate desire to innovate and reimagine, and envisages a world brimming with potential – where waste is designed out, and we create more from what we already have.

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