“not that much is salvageable,” – Um anyone else wanna call bullshit on this?
Although the monetary terms were not released, Del Rosario said the proposal involves student labor from the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Sustainable Construction and Technology Program. She called the idea of student internships a “value-added component” of the project.
“I will provide an opportunity for students in the sustainable construction program to participate in the deconstruction process,” she said.
County officials have wanted to salvage as much of the building materials as possible and not have them go to the Central Maui Landfill, Hironaka said. People who have looked at the building – constructed with African mahogany, a valuable, high-quality wood – have determined that “not that much is salvageable,” Hironaka said, because it was built in a tongue-and-groove fashion.
“There’s no nails,” he said. “Everything just kind of fits together.”