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Deconstruction and reuse

Worldwide, steel is being increasingly reused in construction. Entire steel structures can be fully disassembled and removed from one building, and altered and installed in another, endlessly, without compromising its properties

Deconstruction and reuse

By considering deconstruction in the design phase, structural components such as beams and columns, or non-structural elements such as cladding and staircases, can be removed from one project and reused in another. This can include the reuse and adaptation of whole steel frames in situ.

Modern renovation and refurbishment techniques and systems enable many older buildings to be improved and brought up to today’s high standards of building performance.

Notably, the resources required to renovate and refurbish an existing building are generally much less than those required to construct a new one. Reusing buildings increases resource efficiency and limits the amount of demolition waste.