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Demolitions in Detroit are an important topic related to housing due to the large increase in demolitions starting in 2014. Demolitions can impact a number of issues including blight, property values, community health, and more.

Alternative Demolition Methods

Cost Prediction Model for Building Deconstruction in Urban Areas

Professors from the School of Planning, Design, and Construction (2018)

This report predicts the costs of deconstruction as an alternative demolition method in Michigan. The authors utilized artificial intelligence to compare traditional demolition to deconstruction and find that deconstruction can be less expensive, especially when integrated into a full supply chain for the deconstructed materials.

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