By finding new disposal methods, the environment is preserved and clients save money in the process, he said.
During summer 2013, the company sent materials from a deconstructed house to Yellowstone National Park, where they were used to build a guest lodge. The owners of the home had passed away and their house was falling apart, but materials were saved and sent to their favorite place.
“All of this came out of an internship at Western,” Bennink said. “That internship has turned into a national effort, and there have been hundredsof jobs created from it.”
Dave Bennink, owner of Re-Use Consulting
via Alumnus recognized for sustainable deconstruction – News – The Western Front.
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Unlike demolition, deconstruction requires finesse instead of shear force. Reusable items such as cabinets and flooring can lose their value if they are damaged during the salvage process. To recover a window, for example, workers must remove its interior and exterior trim, cut fasteners in the frame, extricate the window, and store it safely on site until it is transported to a salvage yard.
via Behind the Scenes: The World of Architectural Salvage – Architect Magazine.
Washington, USA – A Great Loss: I know of a place where 1000 homes have recently been demolished/destroyed. A summary of our loss:
125,000,000 pounds of building materials are now in the landfill
$3,500,000 worth of reclaimed building materials destroyed
500,000+ bricks thrown away
240,000 2×4’s buried in the landfill
95,000 sq ft of good wood flooring splintered and wasted
12,000 doors tossed.
1000 opportunities lost
100 workers remain unemployed
1 person that seems to have noticed …
[from Dave’s FaceBook page
FB: Re-Use Consulting
via Lost, landfilled, destroyed, thrown away, wasted and tossed – SalvoNews.com.
The Harvest Moon Society has arranged for Dave Bennink (from Washington State), named “Deconstructor of the Year” in 2009, to come to Clearwater to lead a four day workshop on efficient building deconstruction and material reclaiming methods.
Dates: August 9-12, 2012
Location: Clearwater, MB area
Cost: $600 – includes instruction, tenting space and food. In order to make this course accessible to all we have a limited number of subsidies available – please contact email@example.com for more info.
Dave has deconstructed hundreds of buildings and travels all over North America teaching about the amazing poten- tial of abandoned and unused buildings while remaining sustainable and cost effective.
The course will involve some class time but, more impor- tantly, the majority of the learning will be hands-on dur- ing the deconstruction of a local building. All these valu- able materials reclaimed from the deconstruction will be used for an addition to the Harvest Moon Learning Centre.
Space is limited. If interested, please contact Graham Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org | 204 479 7525
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