Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
BPS's Shawn Wood built a sturdy deconstruction program
Now he's off to the EPA to advance the use of low-embodied-carbon building materials on a national scale.
City of Portland, ReBuilding Center partner to provide donated building materials to low-income property owners
“From Excess to Access” program offers construction materials to help property owners meet building codes.
Deconstruction Ordinance Expansion
Portland’s existing deconstruction ordinance is expanding. Effective on and after January 20, 2020 permit applications for demolition of a house or duplex built in 1940 or earlier will be required to deconstruct using a Certified Deconstruction Contractor.
Updated Public notice
Portlanders show their support for deconstructing – rather than demolishing – older buildings
City Council hears testimony overwhelmingly in favor of requiring “younger” buildings to be subject to deconstruction ordinance
Proposed amendment to deconstruction ordinance would increase deconstruction projects
City Council to consider raising the “year-built threshold” from 1916 to 1940; public comments welcome.
Deconstruction Case Studies
Deconstruction Contractor Spotlight: Lovett Deconstruction
Lovett Deconstruction was established to help diminish the industry practice of tearing up quality building materials and throwing them away.
Deconstruction Contractor Spotlight: The ReBuilding Center
The Rebuilding Center exists to discover and re-claim value in people, materials, and communities that been overlooked or discarded by society.
Portland City Council adopts new deconstruction ordinance to save quality, historic materials
Deconstruction instead of demolition: Disassembling Portland’s oldest and most historic houses and duplexes will protect public health and save valuable materials for reuse.