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Scrap Exchange seeking to finish leasing of Lakewood building | The Herald Sun

Ann May Woodward, executive director of The Scrap Exchange, is photographed in Lakewood Shopping Center in March 2016. The Scrap Exchange plans to purchase 10 acres of the Shoppes at Lakewood center to establish a Reuse Arts District.

Ann May Woodward, executive director of The Scrap Exchange, is photographed in Lakewood Shopping Center in March 2016. The Scrap Exchange plans to purchase 10 acres of the Shoppes at Lakewood center to establish a Reuse Arts District. Kaitlin McKeown The Herald-Sun

A stable collection of paying tenants will bring more traffic to the shopping center, and allow The Scrap Exchange to implement other parts of the Reuse Arts District, Shark said. The Scrap Exchange is seeking to redevelop the Lakewood area without driving out the people who live there, one of the pitfalls of neighborhood improvement. The shopping center already is facing pressure from potential developers, particularly the southern part, which includes Food Lion and several other businesses.

Source: Scrap Exchange seeking to finish leasing of Lakewood building | The Herald Sun

Upcycling: Discarded objects reborn as light fixtures – Times Union

This April 19, 2015 photo shows Robert Nicholas' showroom, Splurge, in Asheville, N.C. Nicholas creates lighting fixtures by upcycling or reusing vintage objects. The fixture in the foreground is the skeletal frame from a gazebo roof, which Nicholas is converting to a showpiece fixture for a local brewery. Photo: Beth J. Harpaz, AP / APThis April 19, 2015 photo shows Robert Nicholas’ showroom, Splurge, in Asheville, N.C. Nicholas creates lighting fixtures by upcycling or reusing vintage objects. The fixture in the foreground is the skeletal frame from a gazebo roof, which Nicholas is converting to a showpiece fixture for a local brewery. (Beth J. Harpaz, AP / AP)

Yet when it comes to an object’s original purpose, Nicholas said, “I don’t really care what it was, but I’m intrigued by what it was. It really is more about the aesthetic look of it and the potential of what it can become,” along with its potential for a “wow factor.”

via Upcycling: Discarded objects reborn as light fixtures – Times Union.

With lease, city historic group to reopen door for architectural salvage | WilmingtonBiz

“There aren’t many historic architectural salvage operations in the state,” Edwards said.

A culmination of about 14 months’ worth of planning, the store is being funded with the help of an $11,300 community development grant from the city of Wilmington, and as part of the grant requirements, the foundation’s salvage operation will include an important educational component in the form of workshops and training for young adults in carpentry skills, Edwards said. The workshops, similar to sessions HWF has hosted in the past, will focus on tasks such as window repair and paint preparation for wood surfaces and be held at the new location.

via With lease, city historic group to reopen door for architectural salvage | WilmingtonBiz.

Retro Modern Ranch Beach House for Sale in Southport, North Carolina!

A piece of art in itself, this 1484 sq. ft. rambler features open-concept living areas, tasteful, rich paint colors and accent lighting to enhance your decor. And mid-century truly meets modern in the updated kitchen where high-end Fisher Paykal appliances add contemporary conveniences accented by lovingly restored vintage cabinets. Step inside the one of a kind shower and enjoy the hand-tiled mosaic tub with an original design of artist’s own creation.The light-filled space also features a unique office area down the hall from an Art Studio.

via 304 E Leonard St Southport, NC 28461 MLS# 687252.

Wineka column: Historic Salisbury’s salvage store also brings new life to former ice plant | Salisbury Post

Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director Brian Davis stands among a treasure trove of old doors, windows and related hardware that was salvaged out of old homes that were to be demolished. The items are stored in the 1912 Ice House on Horah Street. The HSF sells the items to building contractors, homeowners, artists or anyone who is interested in the materials. The monies raised go to benefit the foundation.JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST

Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director Brian Davis stands among a treasure trove of old doors, windows and related hardware that was salvaged out of old homes that were to be demolished. The items are stored in the 1912 Ice House on Horah Street. The HSF sells the items to building contractors, homeowners, artists or anyone who is interested in the materials. The monies raised go to benefit the foundation.

via Wineka column: Historic Salisbury’s salvage store also brings new life to former ice plant | Salisbury Post.

Aethelwold Returns To Former Glory – Brevard NC – The Transylvania Times

(Times photo by Jeremiah Reed)

Hall said one of his biggest goals was to do everything he could to restore the historic look and feel of the former hotel. To do that, Hall had to take a step back into the past and spent 10 years acquiring every old photo of the building that he could find.

Once he felt he had enough of a historic blueprint to go on, Hall began the restoration process. Work done on the Aethelwold included replicating the original Mansard roof, fully restoring the original lobby entranceway, rebuilding the stone arches and columns that once graced Main Street, restoring the original 48-inch ceiling tiles and rebuilding the third floor – which was done in 2006.

Hall, who has a background in the architectural salvage business, said some of the lumber on the historic lobby entrance and the corner space archway was re-used after it was discovered during the removal of the second floor roof.

“I always try to use old materials. I salvage materials that can be used for floors, old doors, tin ceilings. I like to incorporate historic items right back into a building to give it the feel of the era it was built,” Hall said.

via Aethelwold Returns To Former Glory – Brevard NC – The Transylvania Times.

ReSpace Competition – challenge

ReSpace Competition

PLACE. CULTURE. COMMUNITY.

The challenge: design a small, outdoor community gathering space which exhibits exemplary design using reuse materials.

This year the competition combines issues of program, culture and context to the challenge of designing with reuse materials. We are asking you to design a space that will allow Hope House (a non-profit outreach program for the inner-city of Wake Forest, NC) to continue growing by moving some of its programs outside.  This will solve their need for space and increase their connection to the neighborhood.

We selected “Porch” as the theme for our 2014 ReSpace competition because porches are a key element of the southern vernacular.  They are central to southern culture.  They are a primary place where neighbors gather, socialize and become a community.

Prizes

A total of $2,000 in awards will be presented to three winners. The Grand Prize winner’s design will be constructed on site overseen by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and will receive $1,000 in prize money.

via ReSpace Competition – challenge.

CONWAY: Horry County to debate lifting restrictions on where to haul construction debris | Local News | MyrtleBeachOnline.com

In my experience contractors are always grumpy about keeping receipts, but this seem a little much. This is minimum effort folks, what could possibly be the problem? Other than illegal dumping of course.

The Horry County Infrastructure and Regulation committee will recommend to the full County Council the repeal of a requirement that business and individuals who haul construction and demolition debris – commonly referred to as C&D – bring that material to the county’s landfill, or an Horry County Solid Waste Authority-approved site, and not to out-of-county facilities. It was enforcing the 2009 ordinance by requiring contractors to bring a receipt of where the construction waste was taken when applying for a certified occupancy inspection.

When the ordinance took effect, the county found itself facing a multimillion lawsuit from two haulers who alleged the rule change created a county-run monopoly on trash and caused undue hardship on private haulers’ business. The proposed change would require three votes to be final.

The committee made it clear Thursday that it wanted to make sure business and individual haulers would find an approved site to haul the C&D materials and not resort to dumping it in wooded areas or rivers.

“It seems that we don’t have any problem taking C&D out of the picture,” said Councilman Gary Loftus. “We’re having problems on who’s going to haul it where.”

via CONWAY: Horry County to debate lifting restrictions on where to haul construction debris | Local News | MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

ReStore ReUse Contest Ends August 31

The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they make using materials purchased at the ReStore. This contest is a great way to showcase their projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable building materials and supplies,” said Scott Stetson, ReStore General Manager.

Five judges will select winners in the following categories: Furniture, Homesteading and Live/Work Space. Best in Show will also be awarded.

ReStore ReUse Contest Ends August 31.

NoDa gets national nod as a warehouse arts district | CharlotteObserver.com

In the feature titled “Warehouse Chic,” author Iyna Bort Caruso said the seven selected locales embody the successful execution of a concept known as adaptive reuse.

In cities and towns across the country, areas of industry – with warehouses and manufacturing plants dating to the early part of the 20th century – have “essentially become urban ghost towns,” Caruso said.

“With adaptive reuse, these buildings have been reclaimed, rehabbed and become lynchpins in creative new zones.”

via NoDa gets national nod as a warehouse arts district | CharlotteObserver.com.

Bill targeting green building projects overhauled :: WRAL.com

This is just an excerpt from the entire article.

Under an amendment offered by Sen. Tommy Tucker, R-Union, the bill would allow state and local government agencies to pursue LEED certification if an analysis shows that it would save them money in construction or in the first 10 years of operating costs. Also, buildings could use such ratings systems if they don’t “put North Carolina materials at a disadvantage.”

Several people spoke in favor of the amendment, including representatives of the U.S. Green Building Council, steel manufacturer Nucor, the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the American Institute of Architects.

However, some criticized the lack of definition for the term “disadvantage,” and some said the 10-year limit when calculating cost savings would adversely affect contracts that major firms like Honeywell and Johnson Controls enter, where cost savings are calculated over 15 to 20 years.

Tucker said he understood that “disadvantage” means using specifications that would preclude North Carolina products from being used. He added that he is willing to work with the industry on possibly adjusting the 10-year limit before the bill goes to the Senate floor.

But House sponsor Rep. Michele Presnell, R-Yancey, balked at extending the limit.

The amended bill passed on a voice vote.

via Bill targeting green building projects overhauled :: WRAL.com.

Habitate ReStore challenges you to reuse in a contest | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2012) – The Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village announces its first annual ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop…tree house, dog house, playhouse…if you recently build a structure like this using predominantly reused building materials, the ReStore encourages you enter the ReStore ReUse Contest! The contest runs June 15-August 15, 2012 and submissions must be sent electronically. For complete information and guidelines, please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ashevillehabitat.org/home” ashevillehabitat.org

via Habitate ReStore challenges you to reuse in a contest | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC.