Volume 5, Issue 2 (February 2008)

    Development of a Canadian National Standard on Design for Disassembly and Adaptability for Buildings

    (Received 15 February 2007; accepted 17 January 2008)

    Published Online: 2008

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    In recent years, both the public concern on environmental issues and the interest and demand for sustainable buildings have been growing worldwide. Architects, engineers, building developers, and buildings owners are feeling pressure to design, construct, and maintain buildings that respect sustainability and the environment. In support of sustainable development initiatives of governments and the building industry, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has established a Technical Committee on Sustainable Buildings, which has been tasked to develop national standards to advance the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings in a sustainable manner. This paper first discusses the standards development environment in Canada and the standards development process in CSA and goes on to describe the development of a new standard on the design for disassembly and adaptability of buildings.


    Author Information:

    Clapham, M.
    Senior Policy Advisor, Enhanced Recycling, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa,

    Foo, S.
    Risk Management Specialist, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Gatineau,

    Quadir, J.
    Consultant, Sustainability Edge Solutions, Toronto,


    Stock #: JAI101061

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI101061

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    Title Development of a Canadian National Standard on Design for Disassembly and Adaptability for Buildings
    Symposium Common Ground, Consensus Building and Continual Improvement: International Standards and Sustainable Building, 2007-04-20
    Committee E06