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FREE Deconstruction Job Training Course

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The Office of Sustainability is offering free deconstruction trainings from The ReUse Institute, the training division of The ReUse People of America, which has trained over 50 contractors and 500 deconstruction workers throughout the country.

Deconstruction, also referred to as salvage, is a cost-effective and environmentally responsible alternative to conventional building demolition. Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a building in order to recover the maximum economic and environmental value of materials through reuse and recycling.

Workers who graduate from the program will receive certificates and will be eligible to be listed in the company’s online database of available deconstruction workers.

The training will be a 12 day course ranging from classroom instruction to field training, including actually deconstructing a house.

Women, veterans, ex-offenders and underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

You must live or work in San Mateo County.

12 Day Course Outline
Day 1
Classroom presentation on tools, safety, fixtures, and a quiz
Day 2
Learn in the field about removing fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.)
Days 3 and 4
Classroom discussion on what was done right and wrong in
the field, learn about removing framing and banding
lumber and a quiz
Days 5 through Day 11
Take the house down
Day 12
Wrap up in the classroom with a test, graduation and certificates!

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