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From Construction Waste to Second Life: Making Reuse of Building Materials Happen with Joe Connell

Today we’re talking about building materials reuse with Joe Connell, Executive Director of the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA). Tune in to hear about opportunities, challenges and trends regarding building deconstruction and materials reuse, and learn about the BMRA’s upcoming conference.

About the Guest
Joe Connell is the Executive Director of the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA). Joe has 20 years of experience in the reuse industry, with accomplishments that include helping to launch several local reuse groups in Portland, Oregon, and serving on the City of Portland’s Deconstruction Advisory Group to pass the nation’s first deconstruction ordinance.

2:45 What is the Building Materials Reuse Association?
5:30 Overview of building materials reuse in the USA – materials and sectors
9:30 Benefits of deconstruction and reuse
13:30 Is deconstruction really new?
15:15 How to deconstruct a building & hybrid deconstruction
18:15 Buildings as material banks in Europe and the US
21:00 Upcoming activities at the BMRA
24:00 Material marketplaces, business opportunities and challenges

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