Alfred from Details, courtesy Max Pollock/Baltimore Brick by Brick.
On December 13, Baltimore Heritage is offering an unusual behind the scenes look at deconstruction in process thanks to Details Deconstruction – a new social enterprise business started by Humanim to promote workforce development.
via Baltimore Brick by Brick: Behind the Scenes with Details Deconstruction – Baltimore Heritage.
“It’s good for the environment, and we believe it’s the right thing to do,” said Teicher, a principal with local construction company Build Within Reach.
Like Teicher, a growing number of builders, architects and homeowners are looking for ways to recycle building materials, even though it is generally easier and faster to just haul everything to a landfill.
The environmental benefits are obvious, since millions of tons of construction debris are dumped every year. But saving these old building elements can also make economic sense, because they can be resold, donated or reused to save the cost of buying new items.
To dismantle the house, Teicher hired a crew from a Baltimore non- profit, Humanim. Chris Posko, an operations manager for Humanim, said that 80 to 85 percent of a home can typically be saved.
“There’s value in everything,” Posko said. “To be able to get over 1,000 square feet of heart pine flooring [from the Englewood house] is beautiful.”
via Ditch the dumping – The Standard.
MCT PHOTO Kevin Henderson and Harvey Burrell remove the floor of an Englewood, N.J., home that was being replaced. The ‘deconstruction’ approach allowed the lumber to be donated to Habitat for Humanity and reused…
To dismantle the old Englewood house, Teicher hired a crew from a Baltimore non-profit, Humanim. Interviewed at the house recently, Chris Posko, an operations manager for Humanim, said 80 to 85 percent of a home can typically be saved.
“There’s value in everything,” Posko said. “To be able to get over 1,000 square feet of heart pine flooring (from the Englewood house) is beautiful.” Part of Humanim’s mission is to hire and train the unemployed to do the deconstruction and build their own work record.
via Recycled homes find new life after death – Times Leader.