A doctoral thesis thoroughly written, with references for every affirmation and percent shown. Wood took an important place in Lorianes assiduous work.
The thesis focused on the following research question:
What are the perspectives for reuse of building products from the housing stock, given contextual factors that influence the process chain and reserves?
The defense took place in January 2019 at Delft University of Technology.
Excerpt from the summary:
“The weight, size, and practical challenges to deconstruct buildings are also factors affecting the harvest of such products. Besides these technical and economic aspects, used goods are susceptible to subjective evaluation regarding their “style” and used appearance.
Contrary to different forms of waste treatment that transform used products into commodities, used products have intrinsic cultural, historical and aesthetic values influencing their economic value. To foster the integration of industrial activities to promote more efficient use of resources from the anthropogenic environment, it requires a better understanding of the constraints and opportunities among relations within a non-linear economy. This research departs from the desire to understand the practice of reuse of building products from a systemic standpoint, to illuminate its current condition and help to foresee future perspectives.”