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Presenter: Bradley Guy, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fairfax, VA

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax
3950 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703-385-7774

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Purposes and Benefits of Demolition and Deconstruction

   Overview of US building stock: resources or liabilities?
   Value proposition for deconstruction / reuse
   Impact of building codes and standards, economic factors
      • Demolition procedures
      • Effects of demolition: cost, schedule, environmental and health impacts
      • Deconstruction procedures
      • How deconstruction affects the budget and the schedule
      • Environmental impacts
      • Historical preservation considerations
   Regional considerations for feasibility of deconstruction
   Marketing deconstruction to owners, developers
   Legislation, green building, tax incentives

 Markets/Uses for Deconstructed Materials

   Preparing deconstructed materials for reuse
   Reuse hierarchy
   Valuation of materials
   Markets for materials
   Design to use reclaimed materials
   Networks for reuse

Material-Specific Deconstruction Methods

   Management and logistics
   Soft-strip (aka “cherry-picking”)
   Wood Steel
   Masonry Concrete
   Roofing materials Doors and windows
   HVAC equipment Mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP)
   Interior finishes

Planning and Conducting a Deconstruction

   Deconstruction survey/site assessment, planning
   Deconstruction specification and management plan
   Time-based salvage (short selective versus whole building)
   Regulatory compliance - safety, health and environmental issues
   Contracts and permits
   Locating labor and markets
   Materials disposition and close-out
   Monitoring the deconstruction process
   Cost-benefit analysis

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to engineers and 6.5 (HSW) continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors but has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Bradley Guy, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED

Mr. Guy is an associate professor of practice and director of the MS in Sustainable Design program, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America (CUArch), Washington, DC. He is also the director of the Center for Building Stewardship, and director of the MS in Facilities Management program at CUArch. Mr. Guy’s teaching and research focus on sustainable and healthy materials and C&D waste, life cycle assessment, prefabrication and modular design, design to use reclaimed materials, design for deconstruction, and building deconstruction. In 2005, he co-founded the Building Materials Reuse Association, and he has conducted deconstruction projects throughout the US. Mr. Guy was a member and chair of the USGBC Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group for the development of LEED v4, and is currently a member of the USGBC LEED Social Equity Pilot Credit Working Group, and the AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group. He is also a US representative of the US ASTM TAG to the working group for development of the ISO 20887 Design for Adaptability and Disassembly Standard. Mr. Guy was co-editor for the book “Construction Ecology,” and co-author of a book on building deconstruction titled, “Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasures of Unwanted Houses”. He also wrote the on-line “Design for Disassembly in the Built Environment” guide for King County, Washington. Mr. Guy has a M.S. degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Florida, and a B.Arch. degree from the University of Arizona, and he is an associate member of the AIA and a USGBC LEED AP BD+C.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.