Sara Badiali is the creator of Reclamation Administration.Com a news website on building material reuse since 2011.
She is serving her second year on the City of Portland’s Deconstruction Advisory Group. She was planner and co-host of the Building Material Reuse Association’s Decon + Reuse ’17 Expo: Saving Our Past, Building the Future conference in September 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
For over ten years she has consulted on both construction businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Sara spent four years coordinating and managing deconstruction projects for a reuse organization in Portland, Oregon.
She’s presented at national conferences on building material reuse since 2013. She was board chair for the national nonprofit Building Material Reuse Association in 2014.
Sara has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University and is the author of seven articles and one infographic on building material reuse and deconstruction practices. Sara trained and worked as a construction welder in 2002, for architect Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti in Cordez Junction, Arizona.
She is a welder, woodworker, and designer. She creates furniture, lighting, fire features and ornamental gates. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
- Creator of PDX RUST: Portland ReUse for Societal Transformation
- Host/Planner for BMRA’s Decon + Reuse ’17 Expo: Portland, Oregon – Reclaiming the Past: Building Our Future 2017
- Adviser for City of Portland’s The Deconstruction Advisory Group. 2015
- Chair of the Building Material Reuse Association a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building material reuse education for over 20 years. 2013-2014
- Secretary of the Board of Directors of Research Club an organization that creates inclusive environments where the insatiably curious participate in each other’s ideas, and provides the tools and encouragement necessary for them to take action on their passions. 2011-2014
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Recycling Opportunities Act Subgroup Stakeholder Consultant. 2014
- City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Department of Neighborhood Services, Preston D. Cole Commissioner and Chris Kraco Supervisor, July 2017
- City of Portland, Oregon Deconstruction Workforce Training, ReUse Consulting, March 2017
- City of Portland, Oregon Deconstruction Contractor Training, ReUse Consulting, July 2016
- Jordan Jordan, Building Materials Broker, Earth Advantage // Better Buildings Now, August 2016
- Don Jorovsky, University of Minnesota, Department of Energy and Environment at Hennepin County, Minnesota, June 2016
City of Portland Deconstruction Workforce Certification: Introducing the Originals Association of Oregon Recyclers Sustainable Oregon Conference 2017
City of Portland Deconstruction Workforce Certification: Introducing the Originals: Oregon Metro Regional Government 2017
ReUse and Deconstruction – Creating Jobs, Equity and Sustainability in Portland: Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference 2017
The Evolution of Deconstruction in Portland Creating Public Policies and Regulations through Community Engagement and Cooperation: Japanese Local Government Managers Training The Tokyo Foundation/Portland State University 2016
The Reclamation Administration
Building Material Reuse Association Decon ’13 Expo
The Reclamation Administration
Reclaim + Remake Symposium 2013: “Waste is a resource in the wrong place”
The Reclamation Administration: 30 Reuse Projects
NW EcoBuilding Guild: Deconstruction/Salvage Event 2012
The Reclamation Administration: Drop Box Brigade http://vimeo.com/31185514
Research Club Brunch Speakers 2011, 2013
Master of Special Problem Solving, Dave Bennink Disassembles 1,000 Buildings by Hand Reclamation Administration: July 31, 2017
Deconstruction vs. Demolition: Portland, Oregon’s Potential for Groundbreaking Health and Safety Studies in Building Demolition Reclamation Administration: July 22, 2016
Deconstruction Resolution Unanimously Passes Portland City Council Reclamation Administration: February 2016
Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Reclamation Administration: November 2015
Finding Reclaimed Materials for Bar Tables Building Material Reuse Association: June 2014 Newsletter
PDX Carpet Ride Reclamation Administration: March 2014
Deconstruction is Policy Already Written Building Material Reuse Association: March 2014 Newsletter
Drowning in Demolition Building Material Reuse Association: February 2014 Newsletter
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