Design for Deconstruction

I wrote a story for today’s news email about civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering chair Jerry Hajjar’s new NSF grant to develop building design methods that take even­tual decon­struc­tion into account. Here is a graphic of the clamping system he dis­cussed in the article:

 

Image cour­tesy of Mark Web­ster for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.