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Crews stripping Burnham Mansion ahead of demolition – Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Burnham Mansion will be demolished soon, but crews are currently stripping the interior detailing from the historic home.

The demolition is being done to make room for the $87.1 million Central High School expansion.

Source: Crews stripping Burnham Mansion ahead of demolition – Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

A salvager’s decades-long dream to build a museum of architectural artifacts – Curbed

Preserving part of the the Rivoli Theater in St. Louis Courtesy National Building Arts Center

“I just love old buildings,” Giles said. “It’s a big collection, without a doubt, the largest that I’m aware of, and the idea was to develop it as a comprehensive study collection. The idea has grown into a collection of pieces from all over the country. The history here is a national history.”

Source: A salvager’s decades-long dream to build a museum of architectural artifacts – Curbed

Ex-offenders have a new purpose while repurposing Rockford mansion

Bill Howard moves a piece of lumber across the table on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the Hill House in Rockford. Howard hopes to repurpose all the lumber in the North Main Street mansion through a process known as “historic deconstruction.” KAYLI PLOTNER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER/RRSTAR.COM

Marks and the other men in this house can’t easily find steady work because of their criminal history. They’ve been brought here and hired by Bill Howard, a city-licensed demolition contractor who used to design landfills and now spends his days trying not to fill them up.

 Howard, 72, is an evangelist of “historic deconstruction,” the process of carefully stripping historically salvageable material from buildings and reusing it.

Source: Ex-offenders have a new purpose while repurposing Rockford mansion

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Hatch 2015 Trashion Show seeks designers for February 27th event : SPlog : Smile Politely

“There’s almost no limit to the materials that can be used to create clothing and accessory designs that can be modeled at the Hatch Trashion Show,” Rost said. Designers can enter in categories ranging from “Unconventional Materials” to “Altered Clothing”; both require that 60 percent of the materials used are repurposed or recycled. New this year: the “Paper” category, in which source material can be any type of paper product (with an 85 percent repurposed/recycled requirement); and a division just for accessories.

via Hatch 2015 Trashion Show seeks designers for February 27th event : SPlog : Smile Politely.

Amtrak station proposal aims to springboard local deconstruction industry | The Rock River Times

The problem so far is that Rockford does not have a deconstruction industry. There is no prevailing wage, making the bidding process difficult, if not impossible. Howard says that could all change with this project.

“A deconstruction industry centers on the systematic dismantling of obsolete structures with the philosophy of re-use, salvage and recycled material,” Howard said. “This will reduce, if not eliminate, landfill obstacles, address global warming, preserve raw materials, teach valuable skills and utilize untapped human talents.”

via Amtrak station proposal aims to springboard local deconstruction industry | The Rock River Times.

‘Deconstruction’ subject of Enos Park meeting – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register

The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association will host a discussion of “deconstruction” of vacant buildings at a meeting Tuesday.

Enos Park has seven houses ready to be removed as part of its master plan. Some items already have been salvaged, but advocates are considering the more expanded approach of trying to save the majority of all building materials.

Tom Napier, president of the Building Materials Reuse Association, will speak Tuesday. Also invited are Karen and Barry Jacobs, who hope to create a citywide deconstruction movement, and Joe and Rebecca Dobbs, who, stick-by-stick and brick-by-brick,removed a vacant house next to their home on North Eighth Street (see their Facebook site, “Deconstructing 925”).

via ‘Deconstruction’ subject of Enos Park meeting – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.