Last look? Deconstruction looms for Fifth Church, on Cleveland’s West Side (photos) | cleveland.com

Cleveland is working with a consultant, WR Restoration of Twinsburg, to evaluate the church and determine what materials can be saved. That analysis will provide a menu of potential costs for the city and the future site developers. Disassembling the church, rather than simply tearing it down, would be an unusual – and expensive – proposition.

via Last look? Deconstruction looms for Fifth Church, on Cleveland’s West Side (photos) | cleveland.com.

Urban Ghosts: The Bomber Restaurant’s Landmark B-17 Flying Fortress, Oregon – Urban Ghosts

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It soon became one of the most noticeable, iconic roadside landmarks after ‘landing’ in 1947. But now, the World War Two heavy bomber that long stood watch over Milwaukie, Oregon has been removed for restoration, unlikely ever to return to its rather odd occupation as a gas station awning.

via Urban GhostsThe Bomber Restaurant’s Landmark B-17 Flying Fortress, Oregon – Urban Ghosts.

Bottom Line: Old wood finds new life in lumber reclamation company – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

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“We deal strictly with reclaimed material. The whole idea of reclaiming lumber is a green one, and it makes financial sense,” Mr. Poirier said. “Reclaimed lumber is now being traded as a commodity.”

The company now has 18 employees, and Mr. Poirier and his team will travel as far as Ohio to reclaim lumber. Mr. Poirier said he finds his raw materials through a network of demolition contractors across New England.

Once the wood is reclaimed, it is sent to Longleaf’s mill, where it is de-nailed, kiln-dried and milled into flooring and paneling.

via Bottom Line: Old wood finds new life in lumber reclamation company – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA.

Fort Snelling’s historic Upper Post to be transformed into workforce housing

The approximately $100 million project will be financed through a combination of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, and other sources. “These tax credits make the project feasible from our perspective,” Condas says. Dominium specializes in affordable and workforce housing, as well as the adaptive reuse of historic structures.

“Projects like this one take an incredible investment from a construction cost standpoint, in order to make them work,” Condas says. “Without that stack of tax credits, the project wouldn’t be do-able.”

via Fort Snelling’s historic Upper Post to be transformed into workforce housing.

Market for Green Building Materials Set to Soar

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Erick Vickstrom, research analyst for BCC Research, said increased demand across the sector will “provide an opportunity for both existing players and new entrants into the green building materials market.”

For their research, BCC defined “green materials” as those having at least one of these characteristics:

  • Made from salvaged, recycled, or agricultural waste content

  • Manufactured with efficient, environmentally friendly processes

  • Made from rapidly renewable resources

  • Beneficial to the interior built environment

  • Recyclable at the end of their useful life

via Market for Green Building Materials Set to Soar.

How much of a demolished house can you salvage – try 98 per cent

Brothers Robert and Victor Pace at their salvage yard in Bulleen.

Brothers Robert and Victor Pace at their salvage yard in Bulleen. Photo: Joe Armao

It is important work. As apartment towers rise in the suburbs, period homes are falling apace. The number of domestic demolitions registered with the Victorian Building Authority surged from 5632 in 2013 to 6738 in 2014.

Many of these are standard “crash and trash” jobs in which the home is destroyed and dumped in landfill. But Pace Demolitions is one of a handful of companies that treat these spaces with respect.

The buildings become organ donors, methodically stripped down to their barest elements, with all the most valuable materials harvested for resale, or recycling, thereby reducing waste and preserving a bit of history.

via How much of a demolished house can you salvage – try 98 per cent.

Deconstructing the past for a zero-energy future

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It’s even more impressive that a spa, the type of business with a reputation for being an energy hog, will essentially become the greenest building in town. Grocoff and his team are salvaging everything from the old bricks to the hardwood floors to the structural studs to be reused in the Sun Baths building as well as other future projects. Much of the wood came from Michigan’s virgin forests a century ago, meaning its of a higher quality than what is currently available in stores today.

“There are extraordinary materials in these buildings,” Grocoff says. “There are lots of good uses for these materials.”

Reclaimed Lumbervia Deconstructing the past for a zero-energy future.

Big Green Recycling Machine – Urban Milwaukee

Stained glass windows salvaged by WasteCap Resource Solutions. Photo by Amanda Mickevicius.Stained glass windows salvaged by WasteCap Resource Solutions. Photo by Amanda Mickevicius.

WasteCap receives a “Raz-List” from the City of Milwaukee. This list includes foreclosed homes and buildings that will be torn down one way or the other. Some are eligible for deconstruction, meaning they torn down by hand by workers, rather than razed by machines. Ogden says the price tag on razing a house is $15,000 charged to the city, so deconstruction saves money for taxpayers. WasteCap also pays the city for materials salvaged from tear-downs.

via Big Green Recycling Machine – Urban Milwaukee.

Former Broadway Market: ‘Deconstruction,’ ‘demolition’ differ

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An excavator hauls a shovel full of debris toward a waiting dump truck Wednesday during the demolition of the old Broadway Market and home of Ann and Alfredo Cipolato, who ran the store before it closed in 2004.

Deconstruction was the old-time approach before the days of mass consumption and mass disposal and it still makes sense. Deconstruction not only creates jobs, reduces waste and conserves resources, it also keeps our unique local history in the community. If you visit the Home ReSource building materials reuse center on Russell and Wyoming you’ll see lots of Missoula’s history, priced affordably and ready to be reused – much of it thanks to deconstruction.

via Former Broadway Market: ‘Deconstruction,’ ‘demolition’ differ.

Knox Heritage accepting proposals for salvage show – News Sentinel Story

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Knox Heritage is accepting proposals for its annual silent auction fundraiser, the Salvage Show, through Sept. 2.The show will highlight how architectural salvage can be used in art and design while benefiting Knox Heritage.Submitted work for the show can be either artwork or functional design such as lighting, cabinets and doorknobs.The Salvage Show is scheduled for First Friday on Oct. 2 in downtown Knoxville.

via Knox Heritage accepting proposals for salvage show – News Sentinel Story.

Longleaf Lumber – MWPA Pine Cone Award

Longleaf Lumber is New England’s antique and reclaimed lumber company, milling fine reclaimed wood salvaged from historic industrial and agricultural buildings. We produce reclaimed wood flooring, paneling, counter and tabletops, stair treads, resawn beams, mouldings, mantels, and roughsawn lumber.

We’re proud to announce that the Maine Wood Products Association (MWPA) has awarded Longleaf Lumber’s Berwick, Maine reclaimed lumber mill the annual Pine Cone Award for innovation, growth, and success in the Maine wood products manufacturing industry.

Awarded to small Maine businesses in the wood products manufacturing industry, the Pine Cone Award recognizes innovative business practices, growth, and success in Maine and beyond.

As a part of our Berwick, Maine mill facility expansion, Longleaf has recently installed a new wood-grinding system to make recycling wood waste more efficient and is constructing a new warehouse and office building. The new building is hosting a rooftop solar photovoltaic array that will help us produce a good deal of our electricity via on-site renewable generation.

We’re honored to receive the Pine Cone Award and are proud to manufacture all our products in the state of Maine. The quality of our flooring, paneling, and other millwork is a testament to the skill and hard work of our millworkers, who give 100% every hour of the day.

We’d also like to thank the federal government and USDA for helping to make our new solar panels a reality. Their REAP program encourages rural Maine businesses to practice sustainability and build enterprises that treat employees, the local community, and our environment with the care and dignity they deserve.

via Longleaf Lumber – MWPA Pine Cone Award.

Railroad Spike Beer Rack Train by RailroadWare

 

 

 

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All aboard functional piece of heavy duty Railroadware. This unique shelving & product display system is an ideal way to display and feature your favorite cans & bottles. It can handle the job storing your products with an attractive rustic style, industrial old world charm and functionality. Your favorite bottle or can is the locomotive. (Fine wines or beer not included.)

Used in restaurants, bars, and homes, The storage system comes with 2-spikes,  2-rebar rails,  2- cast iron escutcheon washer2 ½” dia. and 2-wood screws 1/4″x 2″  that can be removed and replaced with any hardware you need.

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Custom sizes and longer trains are available. Each track carries a train featuring your bottles and cans. You can stack you precious cargo on the rails or purchase multiple shelves. Orient them east or west bound either way they make a nice addition to your kitchen or bar station.

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Attach to wall studs @ 32” O.C. or consult contractor for drywall or other installation. Extra Additional RR spike brackets and ½” rebar gauge track available.

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RailroadWare Logo IconWHAT IS RAILROADWARE?

We upcycle and repurpose common industrial artifacts transforming them into products that provide a historical accent to commercial or residential spaces. Combining the ruggedness of upcycled industrial steel and glass, our products add distinctive depth and texture to your decor without overwhelming. They are also delightfully functional and all made in USA.

Railroad Spike Beer Rack Train 44″ – 6 pack – RailroadWare.

The Rise of Upcycled Building and Architecture | Infrastructure, News | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions

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Upcycled building is great for the environment because it means less waste will end up in a landfill, but that’s not the only benefit. According to the EPA, green construction offers the following enhancements:

Enhances and protects biodiversity and ecosystems

Improves air and water quality

Reduces waste and pollution

Helps conserve natural resources

Can reduce operating costs

Can improve occupant productivity and quality of life

Minimizes the strain on local infrastructure

via The Rise of Upcycled Building and Architecture | Infrastructure, News | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions.

Reclaimed Wood | Farm Table | Woodworking | Custom Built Furniture | Sons of Sawdust | Custom Woodworking from Reclaimed Wood

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Each piece of wood Matt and Ben use has a unique history of its own, as do the People they get it from. In their hunt for old houses and barns they often get to experience the rich family histories of their community. They encountered one man who sold them the wood from an old, rundown chicken shack on his property. After getting to know him. Matt and Ben learned that the chicken shack had been built with the wood from a schoolhouse built in the 1890s, of which the property owner’s grandfather was the founder.

In their hunt for good wood, the Hobbs brothers have found many great family stories like this, and by recrafting the wood they find into tables, they are able to connect with those families and continue to tell their story for several more years.

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Matt & Ben Hobbs

Reclaimed Wood | Farm Table | Woodworking | Custom Built Furniture | Sons of Sawdust | Custom Woodworking from Reclaimed Wood.

EPR Retail News | Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life

Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.

“Crowds come to the Roastery from all over the world,” Gale said. “To have the Roastery in a historic location – reminiscent of the original Pike Place store – really takes you emotionally to the next level.”

via EPR Retail News | Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.

Two Cup Reclaimed Wood Coffee Pour Over Stand by BrewingWorkshop – On Etsy

This industrial style pour over stand is a beautiful addition to any coffee lovers brewing ritual. The two cup design allows you to brew more at one time but is balanced allowing for single use as well without fear of tipping. It fits a variety of brewing methods, including the Kalita Wave, V60, Bonmac, and Clever.

The sturdy construction uses iron pipping and sealed reclaimed pine wood allowing for easy cleaning with a warm rag. This design height fits most mugs.

via Two Cup Reclaimed Wood Coffee Pour Over Stand by BrewingWorkshop.

Alliance Francaise Events: Matieres Grises Exhibition – Recycling materials for architecture – 25th June – Events – Pulse

Nat Amarteifio is an architectural historian, writer and the former Mayor of Accra, Ghana.

As we continue to tap into natural resources to feed, house, travel, clothe and entertain ourselves, the construction field, such as agriculture, transport and energy, cannot remain unconcerned to such issues. To build differently, several strategies must be used. The reemployment of material is one of them.

via Alliance Francaise Events: Matieres Grises Exhibition – Recycling materials for architecture – 25th June – Events – Pulse.

Henley on Thames News | Salvo Fair returns this weekend

THE largest architectural salvage fair in the UK will take place at Fawley Hill on Saturday and Sunday.

Exhibitors from all over the UK and Europe will be at Salvo Fair 2015, selling their wares at the home of Sir William and Lady McAlpine.

There will be a wide range of architectural antiques, reclaimed building materials, garden antiques, decorative antiques and retro, vintage, industrial and upcycled items.

via Henley on Thames News | Salvo Fair returns this weekend.

Fancy buying a church spire? | Leamington Observer

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Paul told The Observer: “Jim and I rescued the spire in 2011 in a moment of historic architectural empathy and probable financial madness when demolition became inevitable.

“This is a one off item, very rarely available, which hasn’t been cheap to rescue, and will cost a bob or two for us to re-erect for a discerning customer.

“We found lot of the history of the chapel in a time capsule under the foundation stone giving us an insight into life in Edwardian Walsall. We tracked the builders and architects, and the cost of the build which was £3,600.

Black Country chapel spire.

via Fancy buying a church spire? | Leamington Observer.

House ‘deconstruction’ saves building materials – Idaho Mountain Express Newspaper: Blaine County

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   The two-month-long project is being undertaken by Levco Builders. The company specializes in remodels, but owner Joe Levitch said he got into the deconstruction business about three years ago when he was contacted by a representative of the Reuse People of America, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that operates in 12 states across the country to collect and sell used building materials as well as train people in deconstruction techniques. According to the organization’s website, it has salvaged more than 350,000 tons of building materials. Levitch is now its regional manager for the Boise-Twin Falls area.

via House ‘deconstruction’ saves building materials – Idaho Mountain Express Newspaper: Blaine County.

Wood from Boston’s Historic Hooper Mansion Recycled into Flooring – Longleaf

Former regional headquarters of the Church of Scientology, Boston’s historic Hooper Mansion. This 1889 brownstone rests in the center of the Back Bay neighborhood and boasts a history worthy of a BBC miniseries.

Floor joists salvaged from the gut-renovation of the Back Bay’s historic Hooper Mansion are being recycled into flooring by Cambridge, MA based reclaimed lumber company Longleaf Lumber.

Built in 1899, shortly after the infill of the Charles River’s back bay, the Hooper Mansion is a well-preserved example of Boston Richardsonian/Chateauesque style. The 19th-century architectural firm Andrews, Jacques & Ratoul designed the building with over 70 distinct windows, making it an unusually elaborate and especially sunlit Back Bay building.

Originally built for Boston Brahmin elites Helen and Robert Hooper, the building changed hands on several occasions: once to Mabel Slater, then to a dining club, a secretarial school, and most recently, to the regional headquarters of the Church of Scientology.

The mansion was recently sold by the Church of Scientology to a residential developer and is now being renovated into residential units. As a part of the work, most of the fir and spruce joists have been removed by contractors and replaced with modern structural components.

“We’ve reclaimed wood from a number of historic Boston residential buildings, including the Amory-Ticknor House,” said Longleaf owner Marc Poirier, “but this building is especially eccentric. The Boston Terrier breed was developed here and a dramatic murder also took place in the home. This wood has a funky history.”

The reclaimed joists are being de-nailed, kiln-dried, and milled into flooring, paneling, and other millwork. Longleaf expects the material to be ready for retail sale sometime in August.

via Longleaf Lumber – The Hooper Mansion.

Heska’s Sugar Shack in Mentone receives Adaptive Reuse Award

Heska’s Sugar Shack in Mentone received Redlands Conservancy’s Adaptive Reuse Award. Courtesy Photo

Heska King bought the 1,600-square-foot house in 2004 to adaptively reuse it for her coffee house. Maintaining the original windows, fireplace and much of the original floor plan, King and her husband kept the structure’s historic character, a factor which contributes to the attraction their customers feel toward Sugar Shack.

via Heska’s Sugar Shack in Mentone receives Adaptive Reuse Award.

Jaguar Land Rover and Continental Outdoor Media partner together to upcycle old billboards

Products made by E’Yako Green from recycled Jaguar Land Rover billboards include conference bags, shoppers, folders, iPad pouches and pencil cases. The bags are made from a combination of recycled PVC billboards (on the inside) and hessian and ShweShwe on the outside. A variety of ShweShwe colours and patterns are available with different bindings. The focus at E’Yako Green is on developing, sourcing and supplying South African made, mostly eco-friendly, promotional products.

via Jaguar Land Rover and Continental Outdoor Media partner together to upcycle old billboards.

Reuse plan promises to uncover hidden 1909 school in Chambersburg – Chambersburg Public Opinion

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In a visual display to the planning commission, McKissick unveiled reproduction of a post card that showed the original 1909 school that was set back from Queen Street at the time.

Using an aerial photograph, he explained how the building that now fronts Queen Street was erected in 1930 and connecting structures were added in 1958 to complete what now looks like a monolith from the outside, but it actually three separate building phases.

via Reuse plan promises to uncover hidden 1909 school in Chambersburg – Chambersburg Public Opinion.

World Fishing & Aquaculture – Upcycling fisheries byproducts

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“Two billion pounds of seafood byproducts are thrown away each year in Alaska,” said Tidal Vision founder and CEO, Craig Kasberg. “By developing new technologies to upcycle these byproducts, Tidal Vision is looking to add value to sustainable fisheries, reduce waste, and provide quality consumer products such as durable salmon leather wallets and, later, Chitoskin™ textiles.”

via World Fishing & Aquaculture – Upcycling fisheries byproducts.

Salvage Dawgs Season 4 Debuts | WVTF

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“On any given weekend, we get at least a thousand people through the store- which is a lot for us. Our parking lot is full. We’re going to have to expand that a bit. We realize that the television show can’t go on forever and we certainly wouldn’t want to do it forever, but it looks like there will be quite a bit more to come from the feedback we get from the network and from our fans across the country.”

via Salvage Dawgs Season 4 Debuts | WVTF.

Council speeds up residential deconstruction pilot program

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID ASHTON: – Demolition of this Eastmoreland house was halted in June 2014 after asbetos was discovered in it. Most of the rest of it was later taken down by hand, a process called deconstruction.

Mayor Charlie Hales and the other council members indicated they want to make deconstruction mandatory and prohibit mechanical demolition once the marketplace can support the influx of salvaged materials.

“The community has shown a strong shared interest in moving in this direction, and the council share that urgency,” Hales said before voting in support of the resolution he introduced.

via Council speeds up residential deconstruction pilot program.

Nic Moon talks nature, quakes and Nelson art | Stuff.co.nz

Architectural designer Lyn Russell and artist Nic Moon worked together on the Cocoon House for the Whole House ReUse project made from the materials of a demolished Christchurch Earthquake home.

Architectural designer Lyn Russell and artist Nic Moon worked together on the Cocoon House for the Whole House ReUse project made from the materials of a demolished Christchurch Earthquake home.

They also hold the tissue memory of the original Rimu forests that were harvested to provide Christchurch City with family homes. Having the Buxton family, the original homeowners, step inside The Cocoon, hearing their gratitude and seeing their tears in the Whole House Reuse exhibition was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as an artist.

via Nic Moon talks nature, quakes and Nelson art | Stuff.co.nz.

Redlands Conservancy tours adaptively reused buildings in San Diego

The adaptively reused Burlingame Garage in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood kept the main features of the building. Courtesy Photo.

After clean-up of the buildings, renovation started in 2013 and the Headquarters opened 11 months later, at a cost of $43 million, with 25 shops and four big restaurants. General manager Terry Hall of Terramarc Centers pointed out the original windows and doors, refurbished original iron work, refurbished original roof tiles and the building details that many of the tenants embraced, including window bars used in the cell blocks.

Starbucks chose a corner space that had once been a cell block.

via Redlands Conservancy tours adaptively reused buildings in San Diego.

A Tour Through the New Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Now Open Today – Hotel Boom Town – Curbed Chicago

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The finished product is a hotel that pays homage to its past while feeling very modern and new. Many of the building’s elaborate architectural details were preserved, as the ornate millwork and tiled floors throughout the interior and the stained glass and cast-iron exterior relief have all been restored.

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via A Tour Through the New Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Now Open Today – Hotel Boom Town – Curbed Chicago.