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Xiang Ye, "Lumber Reuse for Your Community and You"

Master's thesis (ARC4018Y)
2021

In Vancouver alone, roughly 1,000 homes are demolished every year, with one of every four houses sold being demolished. These home demolitions coupled with building demolitions accounted for roughly 40 percent of Vancouver’s waste. It is important to properly organize these "wastes" so that they can better benefit the community and society. Through the treatment of wood and wood joinery methods, these “waste” woods are re-used well by the community and the families in the community. 

What happens to wood after a building is torn down?

What are the economic benefits of salvaged wood?

How to prepare salvaged wood for reuse?

How to reuse short members in a wood joinery system for a pavilion?

How to guide residents to construct these pavilions?

Advisor: 
Wei-Han Vivian Lee