Training Is Busting Out All Over

It almost feels like spring. People are traveling, having picnics, crossing borders, eating out, staying in hotels, building things and even taking training courses in building deconstruction and the salvaging of materials.

Seriously, in just the last couple of weeks our training and consulting arm, The ReUse Institute (TRI), has contracted to provide deconstruction workshops and worker trainings in multiple locations around the country. Ok, it might not be spring, but the increase in activity is eye-opening.

This month TRI will be presenting a two-day deconstruction workshop in Pitkin County, Colorado. Over 50 contractors, architects, county employees and other folks interested in building-materials salvage and waste diversion have signed up.
Community Development | Pitkin County, CO

Here in California, San Mateo County has also caught a bit of spring fever and is offering its second worker-training event. In 2019, San Mateo asked TRI to conduct a series of worker-training programs. The first one kicked off in May of that year, but before we could get others scheduled Covid struck and the program was put on hold. Now that things have opened up, that series is back in bloom. From Monday, November 29th through Tuesday, December 14th TRI will conduct a 12-day deconstruction training for the county of San Mateo. A major portion of the training will be devoted to deconstructing a 2,000 square-foot ranch style house in Portola Valley, California. So, if you are thinking about getting into the deconstruction and salvage business, and you work or live in San Mateo County, you might want to check out this hands-on opportunity at …
Deconstruction Job Training Course – SMC Office of Sustainability (