Webinar - Building Materials Re-use

  • March 14, 2023 9:54 AM
    Message # 13131066
    James Russell (Administrator)

    The Guild received the following notice regarding a Webinar on reuse of building materials. This will be posted to the Non Guild Event Caendar


    I am writing on behalf of a state deconstruction work group made up of municipal and state officials, AEC industry folks and DIYers.  Our goal is to replace building demolition with deconstruction.  We have hosted a few webinars, and I invite you to our upcoming one on March 15 (see invitation at the bottom of this email).
    The webinar topic we are considering after March is for DIYers who want to salvage and reuse building materials.  The webinar would focus on using used materials and how these materials can make renovations more affordable.

    Do you have members that use reclaimed lumber in their work?  If so, where do they currently get their supply?

    You are welcome to join this webinar and our workgroup.

    Thank you,

    Susan Cascino

    Reuse Markets for Building Materials

    Current Opportunities and Partnering to Grow Capacity


    Before you tear that building down, we need to talk…

    MassDEP invites you to attend our next Deconstruction Workgroup meeting (*a sub-working group of MassDEP’s Reduce & Reuse Working Group).


    Wednesday, March 15th, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

    Deconstruction Workgroup Virtual Meeting

    All are welcome!


    Click here to join us!


    Our group first convened last September, where we introduced deconstruction concepts to a wide range of stakeholders.  We followed that with a second meeting on December 14th titled Inspiration and Practice, featuring industry leaders with deep experience doing deconstruction projects for residential and commercial customers.  Recordings and presentations are posted on MassDEP’s website at this link.


    On March 15th, we will hear about established markets for building materials, capacity needs and issues, and what is possible going forward.     

    We have a line-up of innovative speakers, including representatives from:


    • Boston Building Resources
    • EcoBuilding Bargains
    • Doors Unhinged
    • And more!


    Come with your questions and an open mind- let’s harness our strengths to enable reuse of existing buildings along with development of a vibrant, local, reuse economy for building materials.   


    Who should attend: Municipal officials, advocacy groups, historic preservationists, architects/engineers/construction professionals, demolition businesses, waste haulers, building materials and reuse organizations, solid waste and recycling professionals.


    Please share this invitation with all who may be interested.




    We look forward to seeing you on March 15th!



    Kathi Mirza

    Environmental Analyst IV






    Susan Cascino

    Recycling Director

    Environment, Energy & Open Space Cabinet

    617.635.5706 (w)

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