TRI Deconstruction Training and Certification Programs

Contractor Certification

TRP-Certified Deconstruction Contractor Training has trained and certified over 70 general building, remodeling and demolition contractors in 13 states to deconstruct buildings to our strict specifications.  These contractors deconstruct over 200 projects each year, and the list is growing.

All trainings take place at the contractor’s office and on their job site. Contractors are provided with training manuals for themselves and their employees. These manuals along with a PowerPoint presentation and in-depth discussions involving estimating, bidding, marketing and sales, safety and government regulations. On the job site, our trainer’s work with each person and demonstrate how to remove each and every component to preserve their highest value. 

Deconstruction Worker Certification

TRI has trained the California Conservation Corps, ex-offenders, YouthBuild, community corrections clients and community college students in deconstruction skills, safety, tool usage, building materials salvage and distribution. All workers who graduate from the program receive certificates.

Our expertise in training unemployed and underemployed people has resulted in dozens of trainings from Hartford, CT to Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA to Durham, NC and in between.  


TRI conducts one and two-day deconstruction workshops around the country. These workshops provide contractors, architects, municipal employees, building owners and others interested in deconstruction and building materials salvage an overview to this burgeoning industry. TRI works with organizations to customize the content to the needs of the participants.

Other Training

We have OSHA trained instructors for OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 instruction which can be accomplished at our site or yours.

Industrial truck (forklift) training is also available at your facility or ours.

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