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Disassembling Detroit: how deconstructing the post-industrial Rust Belt could give structural timber another life

The deconstruction of unwanted buildings and the subsequent reuse of salvaged timber elements is a growing practice in North America. Based on information collected during his 2015–16 Pai Lin Li Travel Award trip to Detroit and the Great Lakes region of North America, Dan Bergsagel contrasts current deconstruction practices and wood reuse practices in the USA and UK, and presents recommendations on how they can be encouraged in the UK.

Author(s): D. Bergsagel (AKT II, UK)

Keywords: Pai Lin Li Travel Award