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Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

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Certified Deconstruction Contractors

Certified Deconstruction Contractors

Only Certified Deconstruction Contractors can perform work on deconstruction projects covered by the deconstruction ordinance.

Certified Deconstruction Contractors have met minimum requirements established by the City of Portland for becoming a certified contractor. The list of companies is not an endorsement by the City of Portland. 

How to become a Certified Deconstruction Contractor

The City of Portland recognizes the Building Material Reuse Association’s (BMRA) curriculum for the purposes of becoming a Certified Deconstruction Contractor.  At least one person employed by a firm must be certified by completing the three steps below. 

  1. Pass a skills assessment conducted by a Building Material Reuse Association (BMRA) proctor – this is a one hour assessment of your knowledge and skills in deconstruction.  It is conducted at an actual job site where you can demonstrate proficiency in salvaging certain materials to maximize their value for reuse.
  2. Pass a written exam taken online. 
  3. Track 500 hours of experience online in any of the core competency areas in the BMRA curriculum – past experience counts.

A Training Workbook is available for purchase through the BMRA.

For additional information on becoming certified, please contact Shawn Wood at 503-823-5468 or

Deconstruction Application Forms

Contractors to complete before and after deconstruction projects