The ReUse Institute

TRI Consulting and Project Management Services

Additionally, TRI can help you:

  • Plan and manage commercial deconstruction projects including tenant improvement renovations
  • Develop efficient materials distribution plans
  • Identify available markets and marketing strategies
  • Determine the value of specific materials
  • Develop and implement strategic and operating plans for your deconstruction/reuse business
  • Implement pilot and demonstration projects
  • Plan and manage retail stores, warehouses and other used building-materials facilities
  • Prepare business and project feasibility studies
  • Write funding proposals and grants.
TRI training and consulting

TRI Training and Certification Programs

The ReUse Institute (TRI) is the training and consulting arm of TRP, dedicated to the dissemination of green building practices, including deconstruction, materials reuse and the sales and distribution of salvaged materials.

Since 1993, building owners, architects, contractors and local, state and federal governments have relied on our practical experience to help them with

  • Strategies for diverting reusable and recyclable building materials from landfills
  • Implementation of deconstruction ordinances
  • Identification of markets for salvaged materials
  • Cost-effective deconstruction procedures
  • Development of deconstruction specifications
  • Assistance with writing and implementing public policies encouraging building materials salvage and reuse
  • Management of large-scale deconstruction and demolition projects
TRI training and certification programs
the reuse institute

TRI conducts one and two-day deconstruction workshops. These workshops provide contractors, architects, municipal employees, building owners and interested others an overview on this burgeoning industry. All workshops cover everything from removal and protection of building components to cost estimates and in-depth discussion of potential tax advantages.

Contractor Training
All contractor training takes place at the contractor’s headquarters and jobsite. Contractors receiving training manuals for themselves and their employees. PowerPoint presentations and in-depth discussions on estimating, bidding, marketing/sales and safety. On the jobsite, the trainer demonstrates how to remove each building component using techniques that preserves it highest value, coaching workers individually as needed.

Worker Training
TRI’s worker training is designed to convey the full range of knowledge and skills required to become a deconstruction worker.

Deconstruction involves the careful dismantling of buildings with the goal of preserving reusable materials. The course, An Introduction to Deconstruction, consists of12 days of basic training, plus two days of crew chief training for a total of 14 days. In addition, TRI offers a Training the Trainers program to enable organizations to designate an in-house person to become licensed to provide deconstruction training on an ongoing basis within the organization.

In the US TRI has trained the California Conservation Corps, ex-offenders, YouthBuild, Community Action organizations, community corrections clients and community college students in deconstruction skills, safety, tool usage, building materials salvage and distribution. All workers who graduate from the program receive certificates.