Critical Review of the Principles of Design for Disassembly

  • Ernest Kissi Department of Construction Management and Technology, Kwame University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana
  • Mark Ansah Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Johnson Ampofo Department of Construction Management and Technology, Kwame University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana
  • Emmanuel Boakye Department of Construction Management and Technology, Kwame University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana

Abstract

Design for disassembly (DfD) is a promising sustainable design paradigm for the construction sector development. Thus, the study provides a critical review on the principle of design for disassembly for a period of 8year. The study revealed that documentation of materials and methods, standardization of components and use mechanical joints instead of chemical joints were most frequent principle that are used for design for disassembly. The finding revealed that authors from Australia, United Kingdom and United states have made the most contribution to principles on DfD. Moreover, the study has provided a checklist to promote this design paradigm.
Published
2019-05-24