8-11 Cowboy Decon
7-11 Deconstruction training story
6-11 Deconstruction Training news story
5-11 Christian Scientist Monitor article (from 2000 mile scooter trip for decon!)
3-11 100 year old church deconstructed/demolished
2-11 RE-USE helped start a new deconstruction training at a community college. We proposed that the college expand beyond the actual decon class to involve up to four different departments and possibly have over 100 students working on the program at a time!
1-11 RE-USE Consulting is now helping create green collar jobs in Canada as well through our deconstruction programs. Read about one great project in British Columbia
12-10 Penn decon and building material salvage story
9-10 RE-USE's client receives national award for their deconstruction program
8-10 Mayor of St. Paul praises RE-USE client for their new deconstruction program
7-10 The Return to Pittsburgh
We are team building in Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
6-10 Green Jobs in Baltimore
Deconstruction has many benefits that make it a worthy endeavor. When we started training ex-offenders to perform deconstruction, we learned of yet another benefit. Imagine being an ex-offender that no one will hire and with few options to have a normal life. It is no wonder that they re-offend, and that serves no purpose for their life, weakens our society, and costs the tax payers billions. Deconstruction offers a new growing industry that has fewer barriers to employment in many ways, but plenty of challenges...
5-10 Built Green Conference 2010
RE-USE spoke at this year's conference in Bellevue, WA. In 2009, we spoke about 15 times around the Country, promoting deconstruction and building material reuse. In 2010, our focus has switched to training, but we still are talking about decon when we can.
4-10 Metal Magazine (March-April 2010)
Check out some of our residential client's sites at:
RE-USE Consulting chosen to help with 60,000 sq ft building deconstruction project! Wow, at this rate, we will help deconstruct over 400,000 sq ft of buildings this year alone!
RE-USE Consulting was asked to speak at the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Conference in Dallas, Tx and the Building Materials Reuse Association's Conference in Chicago, IL.
We were named
National Building Deconstructor of the Year - 2009
by the BMRA in Chicago!
2009 Our Deconstruction Flood Relief Was A Success!
Our clients donated (6) 26' moving vans full of building materials
to families around the Pacific Northwest and we would like
to thank them for their efforts.
Below: flood damage pictures- ruined flooring, doors, sheetrock, etc.
2009 Deconstruction Flood Relief Effort
RE-USE Consulting is working together with multiple building owners to help victims of the flooding in January 2009.
We intend to give away all of the doors, cabinets, trusses, lumber, and lots of other materials from 7-10 deconstructed buildings. These materials are going to worthy and qualified families, farmers, and both for-profit and non-profit businesses, primarily in King, Snohomish, and Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
If you know of someone in need, please contact us ASAP using the 'contact us' page of this website. RE-USE would like to thank the anonymous donors that are making this possible!
1-09Dave Bennink of RE-USE Consulting used to co-manage two used building material stores in Western Washington. Now he is deconstructing one of them! The old 30,000 sq ft Sash and Door building complex in Bellingham, WA is being partially deconstructed and Bennink is pleased to be involved. Look at those 3x14s!
12-08 We had another successful training project in Cleveland, OH. RE-USE Consulting worked with Urban Lumberjacks of Cleveland (ULOC) to take down an almost 2400 sq. ft. 2 1/2 story home. Despite it being only there second project, it only took us 4 days to get the building down to the foundation, and about 1 1/2 days later to finish cleaning the site and to denail about 6500 board feet of lumber and flooring.
11-08 RE-USE News...
New Page on our Site: RE-USE in the News
We are happy to report that the 2008 Great Lakes Building Reuse Conference was successful and that Buffalo Reuse and the BMRA had about 140 participants in the first year. RE-USE Consulting's full day workshop had about 40 in attendance. We also traveled to Cleveland and helped the local group Urban Lumberjacks of Cleveland hit a home-run. Despite many people losing interest in deconstruction in the area, we gave them a new perspective with the following:
1800 sq ft home - 2.5 stories - 4.75 crew members -
building down to foundation in 3.5 days - job complete in 5 days
If we had 6 people (recommended for the Three-Day Decon system to work efficiently), we would have had the building down in 3 days and cleaned up/processed in 4.
10-08 Training and Retraining..
RE-USE Consulting has recently trained many of the big names in deconstruction including: Buffalo Reuse, Construction Junction, Build It Green NYC, and more. What are you waiting for? Give us a call.
9-08 Nov. 19th, 2008 -Find out more: www.greatlakesreuse.org
We keep rolling - three buildings deconstructed in three weeks
totalling over 5100 sq ft. (in New Jersey and Pennslyvania). These were all part of our Three Day Decon training program as we attempt to help create hundreds of 'GREEN COLLAR JOBS' through building deconstruction efforts.
8-08 RE-USE Consulting Promotes Building Deconstruction Nationwide
RE-USE is helping put together the 2008 Great Lakes Building Reuse Conference in Buffalo, NY Nov. 16-18. We will also be offering a full-day workshop titled Designing a Project for Deconstruction on Nov. 19th after this event.
7-08 July was a huge month for RE-USE Consulting. We helped our clients take down 17,000 sq ft of structures:
2 garages, 2 homes, 1 interior decon project, 1 shed, 1 barn, 2 covered walkways, 5000 roof tiles, 800 sq ft deck
View from the deck (Beacon Rock in the Distance):
Find out about this jobsite at: www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/
6-08 RE-USE Consulting is in Forbes Magazine! The article got some of the numbers wrong so contact us to see why 8 out of the last 10 buildings we worked on were completed for less than estimates for demolition.
5-08 RE-USE Consulting recently helped out on a Washington State Heritage Barn Program jobsite. We are hired to assist in the deconstruction of a 100+ yr old 15,000 sq ft barn so that the materials saved could be used to repair other heritage barns. Around 40,000 board feet of beams, etc. were saved!
4-08 RE-USE Consulting's project of the month - a 1918 7500 sq ft home in New Jersey with a 1500 sq ft garage. Our efforts on this single building will divert over a third of a million pounds of building materials from the landfill and save the owner over $20,000 compared to demolishing it!
3-08 Sign up for the Great Lakes Deconstruction Conference in Buffalo, NY Nov. 2008 - contact us for details or click here
2/08 - NOW OPEN IN Mt. Vernon, WA:
Skagit Building Salvage!
(see our Materials For Sale page for details)
1/08 - New website complete with bad grammar and other glitches - sorry too busy saving materials from the landfill to fix them. More site updates each week.
12/07 - RE-USE chosen to help with fully deconstructing 5 apartment buildings totaling over 54,000 sq ft.
11/07 - RE-USE helping plan a new reusable building materials store in Western Washington State!
10/07 - RE-USE interviewed on National Public Radio and is mentioned
in the NY Times
9/07 - RE-USE runs a salvage crew at ABC's Extreme Home Makeover project in Washington State
8/07 - RE-USE assists our client in labeling + panelizing the 1893 Richard R. White house prior to its move and reassembly on another site.
7/07 - Too long ago, can't remember. Oh yeah, RE-USE Consulting was runner-up for National Building Deconstructor of the Year - 2007!!