Deconstruction Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 · 5:30 PM

This Tuesday evening UHC president Dave Hampton will be presenting Deconstruction in a panel organized by the US Green Building Council. Today, many whole buildings full of reusable materials are simply knocked down and carted to landfills - making demolished buildings one of our primary sources of waste.

Deconstruction, the process of carefully dismantling a building in order to salvage components for reuse, results in products for sale, a trained labor force, and improved environmental quality by keeping air and water cleaner while diverting thousands of tons of material from overtaxed landfills.

This panel discussion will cover deconstruction in various aspects, from WHY it is important to utilize methods of deconstruction over a traditional demolition process, HOW it is done, and NOW covering projects and resources available to facilitate deconstruction.

Read more about UHC’s deconstruction work and advocacy here.

Nathan Benjamin, Principal and Founder - PlanetReuse
Meegan Czop - Delta Institute / Rebuilding Exchange
Dave Hampton, President - Urban Habitat Chicago and Principal - Hampton Avery Architects

5:30 - 6:15 - Registration / Networking
6:15 - 6:30 - Introductions
6:30 - 7:30 - Deconstruction Presentations
7:30 - 8:00 - Q & A

February 23, 2010
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Walsh Construction, 940 W. Adams, Chicago, IL 60607

Registration (through USGBC - Chicago Chapter):
Other - $20.00 (USD)
Students/Emerging Professionals - $10.00 (USD)