“These homes were selected for the pilot program because they looked the best, they had four walls and a roof, which means they were less decayed,” Brown said, adding that in a deconstructed building, some 25 percent of building materials are reused, while 70 percent are recycled. The remaining 15 percent is the amount of materials that wind up unusable, he said.
The institute’s director of strategic priorities, Eve Pytel, said the group has provided training to five Gary-area contractors in the ways of deconstruction to ensure that building materials are not inadvertently demolished during the process.
Those contractors will be submitting bids to the Redevelopment Commission to see who gets the contracts to deconstruct the 12 homes in question.
via Gary to experiment with deconstruction of a dozen homes – Post-Tribune.