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Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a structure in the opposite order it was constructed to maximize salvage of material for reuse.
“Our goal is to preserve neighborhood character and affordability by discouraging demolitions. But when buildings must come down, that work should still serve the public good. Taking apart buildings in a way that allows for salvaging valuable materials for reuse benefits our community, economy, and environment. Our building stock is rich in quality materials that should find their way back into new building projects whenever possible. Deconstruction helps harvest these materials, and the Deconstruction Grant Program will serve as a tool to advance the practice, helping our city grow sustainably.” — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales
Deconstruction instead of demolition: Disassembling Portland’s oldest and most historic houses and duplexes will protect public health and save valuable materials for reuse.
Information about new deconstruction requirements that begin in October 2016
FAQ and application instructions
Post-project reporting form for grantees.
From Salvage Yards to Deconstruction Contractors
Organizations that offer training related to deconstruction and materials reuse.
Videos and photos
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will review applications submitted at www.ExploreDecon.com.
Studying deconstruction as an alternative method for removing buildings.