In 2017, Councilman Roberto Treviño initiated a Council Consideration request in response to demolition penalties and neighborhood concerns in San Antonio. One of the recommendations from the Council Committee was for the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) to further explore deconstruction as an alternative to traditional demolition. Deconstruction refers to the systematic disassembly of a structure in the opposite order it was constructed to maximize salvage of material for reuse.
Broad goals of this initiative include:
- Develop and sustain a local workforce in construction, heritage trades, and deconstruction
- Increase the availability of high quality and affordable salvaged materials
- Address important environmental considerations, including the reduction of carbon emissions, reduction of raw material and water consumption, reduction of airborne toxic pollutants associated with demolition, and reduction of construction waste
- Encourage neighborhood continuity and develop a local circular economy
- Achieve citywide sustainability goals
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Are you a city-licensed demolition or general contractor interested in Deconstruction training?
We are excited to be offering a low-cost deconstruction training, scheduled for Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2019! Register here: Deconstruction Training
A comprehensive workforce training for non-licensed individuals is tentatively planned for late fall 2019/early spring 2020.