Constructing buildings in ways that will allow them to be easily dismantled or deconstructed is already feasible from a technical point of view. However, the main drivers that will bring about the widespread reuse of building components and recycling of building materials are likely to be non-technical - environmental, socio-economic, commercial, political and risk management. Few of the following principal drivers are yet strong enough to motivate clients and construction teams to implement design for deconstruction. However, their potential influence during the life of buildings now being designed is already apparent.
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