Building Deconstruction Institute
Building UP a Sustainable Industry That Takes DOWN Buildings
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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.!
WE ARE THROWING AWAY THE WORLD'S MOST SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS!
The Institute is dedicated to studying this problem and to come up with solutions.
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
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
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400+ jobs created to date. All are invited including past classes
focused on immigrant workers, inner-city youth, and previously incarcerated.