Building Deconstruction Photos

Date: 9 Feb 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Deconstruction, an alternative to demolition, is the systematic dismantling of commercial and residential buildings. The materials from that building are then evaluated for resale. Deconstruction projects can address the needs of low-income people living in distressed areas and provide a pathway to stable, well-paying employment to those on the fringes of the economy. These photos are … Read More

Hartford, CT

Date: 1 Dec 2001 | posted in: waste - deconstruction | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

2000-2001 In 1998, ILSR met with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to explain how programs like HUD’s Hope VI (which provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually to demolish buildings) could use deconstruction to renovate public housing in an environmentally-sound manner, while helping HUD meet its Section 3 (community investment) obligations. At HUD … Read More

National Deconstruction Training Program Announced

Date: 5 Nov 2001 | posted in: Press Release, waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Media Advisory – November 5, 2001 For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Jackson @ (202) 898-1610 Jim Primdahl@ (503) 341-3050 National Deconstruction Training Program Announced Portland, Oregon -The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) announced the kick-off of its national deconstruction training program, which will provide worker and entrepreneur training throughout the country to community development organizations and small … Read More

Taking the Deconstruction Road to C&D Management

Date: 1 May 2001 | posted in: waste - deconstruction | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

BioCycle; Emmaus May 2001 Dave Block THE REBUILDING Center in Portland, Oregon was founded in 1998 through a grant that covered a forklift and a 20-foot flatbed truck. Located 15 minutes from the metro transfer station, the 70,000square-foot facility sells used building materials, which initially were all donated by the general public and other contractors. It … Read More

Building a Deconstruction Company: A Training Manual for Facilitators and Entrepreneurs

Date: 1 Apr 2001 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s manual provides an excellent resource for anyone interested in starting a deconstruction company. No matter whether you are an entrepreneur, community-based organization, construction-related company, or governmental organization, this manual will introduce to you to many of the steps needed to form a deconstruction company. The manual takes the reader from setup and funding, to planning, … Read More

Building Savings: Strategies for Waste Reduction of Debris from Buildings

Date: 9 Dec 2000 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This fact sheet packet profiles seven building projects—from new construction to renovation and deconstruction—that are recovering 42 to 82% of materials otherwise destined for disposal. Policymakers wanting to encourage building material recovery, building owners and developers interested in green building design, and contractors seeking a competitive edge will find this document useful.… Read More

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