We have trained hundreds of workers and consulted for clients in 44 States, four provinces, and nine different countries. The Building Deconstruction Institute provides individual and group training on various aspects of the reuse industry including including building deconstruction, re-manufacturing, creating a circular economy, creating reclaimed value-added products, designing for disassembly, and running a reuse store.
With over a thousand deconstructed buildings under our belt we are on the cutting edge of building deconstruction. Here are some of the techniques that we have developed on-site.
Manual Building Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a structure to maximize reuse and recycling.
Hybrid Building Deconstruction is a term used to describe the use of people and machines to efficiently deconstruct buildings, with the goal of maximizing reuse and recycling. It refers to the hybrid of demolition and manual deconstruction
Deconstruction Center is where a reuse store, deconstruction processing center, and recycling centers are co-located to take advantage of the efficient use of resources and employees for each of the three divisions.
Building Harvesting is the fastest way to remove a building while still trying to divert materials from the landfill, focusing especially on reusable resources.
Partial deconstruction is the removal of part of a structure without harming the remaining section(s) while still focusing on maximizing reuse and recycling.
Building Kits are collections of materials that have been labeled, diagrammed, and then carefully disassembled in order to be reassembled as another job-site.