Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Building Deconstruction Capacity in BC: Opportunities for a Changing Industry

The National Zero Waste Council in partnership with the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment hosted a webinar on deconstruction that attracted a large audience indicating a growing interest in this topic across the region. Click here to access the webinar.

Deconstruction is an emerging practice that presents new opportunities within a carbon neutral, circular economy. Rather than demolishing and landfilling the materials from old buildings, deconstruction involves reclaiming wood and other valuable materials for reuse and recycling. The significant benefits of deconstruction- including many new jobs, a source of valuable building materials, and reduced waste- are increasingly being realized across North America.

During this webinar you will hear from industry leaders within the deconstruction and demolition sectors from BC and elsewhere. You will hear about the skills required for deconstruction as well as the challenges faced by businesses who recognize the economic and other benefits associated with deconstruction. This webinar will examine how the transition towards deconstruction can be accelerated.


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