What is Deconstruction?
For the past three to four years, the City of Lethbridge has taken a responsible attitude to mitigate the impact on the environment when a City facility or building has reached the end of its useful lifecycle and must be removed.
In the context of physical construction, deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for reuse, recycling, and waste management. It differs from demolition where a site is cleared of its building by the fastest way. Buildings, like everything, have a life-cycle. Deconstruction focuses on giving the materials within a building a new life once the building as a whole can no longer continue.
Ultimately deconstruction is a method of harvesting what is commonly considered waste and
reclaiming it into useful building material.
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