August 1st and 2nd: Deconstruction and Materials Reuse Course

Most people qualify for a FULL SUBSIDY for this 2-day workshop!* To register at no cost to you visit:

In the Pacific Northwest, construction waste accounts for about a quarter of waste stream volume. Residential deconstruction and reuse is a practical and sustainable alternative to demolition. Approximately 85 percent of a building’s major components that typically end up in landfills during demolition can be diverted for reuse; and the overall cost of deconstruction is often comparable to, if not lower than standard demolition costs, after tax benefits are factored in. This two-day training will help you build the business case for deconstruction and reuse and will provide an overview of important elements to consider, including: hazard identification, safety, planning & logistics, and deconstruction and reuse best practices.

Learning Objectives


-Analyze the economic, environmental and societal case for adopting residential deconstruction and reuse practices

-Differentiate the benefits of reuse versus recycling

-Identify common deconstruction hazards, including asbestos, lead, mold and oil tanks; and best mitigation practices

-Explain the importance of planning in terms of inventorying, budgeting, developing contracts, creating a site and materials management plan, and managing permits

-Identify all the costs associated with deconstruction to produce accurate bids

-AIA: 14 learning units LU/HSW/SD (approval pending)
-CCB: 14 elective hours
-OR Real Estate Agency: 14 elective hours

Date & Time: Aug. 1 & 2, 2012; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Register at no cost to you!* Regular Admission: $295
Location: Earth Advantage, 808 SW 3rd Ave. Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

For more information contact Ryan Harper at or 503.968.7160 x25.

*This project is funded by the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County through an Oregon State Energy Sector Partnership grant awarded by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The subsidy is limited to Oregon residents or Vancouver, WA residents who do business in Oregon.


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