Building Deconstruction Institute
Our History:

We have been deconstructing buildings since 1993 and have helped in 44 States and 4 Provinces.  We have completed over 1250 structures and are using this experience to train others to join in this rewarding and profitable career.  The Deconstruction Institute explores cutting-edge techniques to advance the building material reuse industry, cutting into new groups learning curves by about 10 years.  We are dedicated to BUILDING UP AN INDUSTRY THAT TAKES DOWN BUILDINGS. 

Contact us if you are interested in finding out more, but know that we customize our trainings for each client so that you get the training that matches you and your goals.  Email us at
or call 360-733-1363

Reuse Innovation Center coming to a city near you!

We are helping start new Reuse Innovation Centers to help with the challenge of running a reuse business.  Please check out a powerpoint presentation on it here!

Building Deconstruction Institute
Building UP a Sustainable Industry That Takes DOWN Buildings /
Contact us with questions or comments here
Phone (360)-733-1363

We take our work very seriously because we understand what is at stake here.  Many areas are becoming so crowded that a structure must be removed to build a new one.  We use the estimates that 300,000 housing units and 50,000 commercial structures are removed each year in the United States alone.   There are many numbers flying around the internet, but imagine 150 BILLION pounds being thrown away, EACH YEAR, and that's not including all the concrete, asphalt, etc.! 


The Institute is dedicated to studying this problem and to come up with solutions.

Examples include:
Designing for Disassembly
Cutting-edge deconstruction techniques
Business models competitive with demolition pricing
Creating circular economies revolving around the reuse economy
Green Collar Workforce Development / Job Creation
Training programs to build up the industry
Client-specific training


We have been training others on building deconstruction and reuse for 27 years, 
but we continually upgrade and improve the training based on lessons learned along the way.  
We help design trainings from the ground up, coaching clients on what
to do and what to expect based on dozens of trainings to date.  Properly formatted 
trainings may lead to up to 100% placement of the trainees.  

Deconstruction and reuse is a growing field with lots of promise for future expansion.  
There are hundreds of cities that still don't have a single reuse company or 
deconstruction contractor!
Interested in having Dave Bennink speak at your event?  Click here for a sample video!
Contact us to learn more.

400+ jobs created to date.  All are invited including past classes 
focused on immigrant workers, inner-city youth, and previously incarcerated.

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