Deconstruction is the practice of disassembling a building in such a way that the materials can be reused for new construction. By utilizing deconstruction in the development and planning stage, the new construction has the opportunity to reuse the existing materials that were removed prior to demolition. The numerous benefits of this alternative to demolition include  reducing the consumption of new resources,  minimizing landfill waste costs,  creating value-added markets from the existing waste materials, and  to expand the job opportunities and workforce development skills within the community.
Deconstruction’s economic viability varies per project. Some of the additional costs can be recovered through careful oversight and coordinated efforts. Incorporating reused or salvaged materials in a new on-site structure during the design stage will consider the entire life cycle of the building. Selling reclaimed materials, donating materials for income tax write-offs, and avoiding the landfill tipping fees are also ways in which the cost of deconstruction can be made comparable to demolition.
Our business has developed a comprehensive network of regional providers and construction companies that we will manage and monitor each stage of the deconstruction process allowing you and your staff to maintain focus on the daily process of managing your business.
Encore Building Materials charges a set fee for this management process of monitoring and handling all the sub-contractors that we would hire. All billing, records and reports will be provided by Encore Building Materials.
- Consult with policymakers on enforceable legislation for sustainable development.
- Site assessment and feasibility study.
- Pre-bid and on-site management and oversight of all deconstruction subcontractors.
- Prepare Request for Proposal contract specifications for deconstruction.
- Itemize reusable and recyclable building components.
- Contribute to and monitor a construction waste management plan.
- Provide and coordinate documentation for landfill diversion.
- Generate weekly or monthly reports on material reclamation.
- Foster and promote workforce development opportunities.
- Perform invoice management services.
- Coordinate waste container and hauling services.
- Education services for local community and neighborhood residents.