Integrated modeling agenda for sustainable communities via reconfigurability

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Title: Integrated modeling agenda for sustainable communities via reconfigurability
Authors: Laefer, Debra F.
O'Brien, William J.
Steiner, Ruth Lorraine
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2137
Date: 2004
Abstract: 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.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
Copyright (published version): American Society of Civil Engineers 2004
Keywords: Sustainability;Reuse;Reconfigurable structures;Solid waste
Subject LCSH: Sustainable construction
Building--Technological innovations
Construction industry--Environmental aspects
DOI: 10.1061/40756(149)15
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Aydilek, A.H. and Wartman, J. (eds.). Recycled Materials in Geotechnics (GSP 127) : Proceedings of Sessions of the ASCE Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition, October 19-21, 2004, Baltimore, MD
Conference Details: Recycled Materials in Geotechnics : ASCE Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition, October 19-21, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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