Benefits of Deconstruction Training

The Office of Sustainability is offering free deconstruction trainings from The ReUse Institute, the training division of The ReUse People of America, which has trained over 50 contractors and 500 deconstruction workers throughout the country.

Deconstruction, also referred to as salvage, is a cost-effective and environmentally responsible alternative to conventional building demolition. Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a building in order to recover the maximum economic and environmental value of materials through reuse and recycling.

There will be a 2-day and a 1-day Benefits of Deconstruction training for contractors, architects and government staff (construction, deconstruction, demolition, solid waste, recycling, planning and building department staff).  We will be learning about the entire deconstruction process, tax deductions, and visit a home that will be deconstructed as part of a training.  There will also be a discussion on incentives to promote deconstruction.

2-Day Training

Date: June 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 725 Monte Diablo Avenue, San Mateo

1-Day Training

Date: July 19, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: San Mateo Library, 55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo