Bradley Guy , assisitant professor, architecture, was quoted in a story on recycling buildings. See below.

From: Date: Jan. 4, 2016 Author: Timothy Schuler

... But what if buildings, bridges, and highways were designed for disassembly? What if the built environment was designed in such a way that it could be easily and infinitely refashioned? What if the Bay Bridge could have been deconstructed, beam by beam, with no waste whatsoever? What if there was such a thing as recycled buildings?

This is the world architect and building scientist Bradley Guy-assistant professor of sustainable design at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning, as well as author of Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasures of Unwanted Houses-has been slowly, arduously advocating for since the mid-1990s, when he was introduced to the idea of designing for deconstruction. Design for deconstruction (or disassembly, sometimes abbreviated DfD) is a design philosophy and set of strategies that acknowledge that the vast majority of buildings have a life span.

"Buildings are dynamic," Guy says. "Parts wear out, technology changes, aesthetic fashion [evolves]." Most buildings eventually meet their end, and when they do, he says, we ought to be able to recover that building's component parts and repurpose them. ...

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