This document provides an overview of design for disassembly and adaptability (DfD/A) principles and potential strategies for integrating these principles into the design process. This document provides information for owners, architects, engineers, and product designers and manufacturers to assist in their understanding of potential DfD/A options and considerations, and for other parties who are responsible for financing, regulating, constructing, transforming, deconstructing, or demolishing construction works.
This document is applicable to all types of buildings (e.g. commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential), civil engineering works (e.g., dams, bridges, roads, railways, runways, utilities, pipelines) and their constituent parts. It can be used for new construction, refurbishment and renovation, and in the design of incremental improvements in, or complete redesign of, buildings, building systems, civil engineering works, and their constituent parts.
This document also provides guidance on measuring performance regarding each DfD/A principle and related objectives.
This document is intended to be used in conjunction with and following the principles set out in ISO 15392 and the ISO 15686 series.
This document does not set specific levels of performance for the disassembly or adaptability of constructed works, however, it does include requirements that are mandatory for the implementation of specific DfD/A principles that are applicable when these principles are adopted.