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Presenter: Ted Reiff

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Seminar Location: Online

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Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am CDT
Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:45 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm CDT

Purposes and Benefits of Demolition and Deconstruction

   Overview of US building stock: resources or liabilities?
   Impact of building codes and standards
      • Demolition procedures
      • Effects of demolition: cost, schedule, environmental impacts
      • Deconstruction procedures
      • How deconstruction affects the budget and the schedule
      • Environmental impacts
      • Historical preservation considerations
   Analyzing feasibility of deconstruction
   Marketing deconstruction to owners, developers

Markets/Uses for Deconstructed Materials

   Evaluating deconstructed materials
   Reuse onsite
   Donating materials for reuse
   Finding markets for materials
   Recycling materials

Material-Specific Deconstruction Methods

   Roofing materials   
   Doors and windows
   HVAC equipment   
   Electrical equipment
   Plumbing fixtures
   Interior finishes and assemblies

Planning and Conducting a Deconstruction          

   Obtaining a deconstruction survey/site assessment
   Setting waste reduction goals
   Preparing a waste management specification and
      reviewing the waste management plan
   Assessing health and environmental impacts
   Locating labor and markets
   Obtaining contracts and permits
   Monitoring the deconstruction process

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Ted Reiff

Ted Reiff is founder and president of The ReUse People of America, Inc. (TRP), an environmental organization that salvages used building materials and markets them in California and Mexico. TRP is a leader in the emerging field of deconstruction, which, unlike traditional demolition, involves the careful dismantling of buildings in order to preserve their reusable components.

In the 25 plus years since its founding, TRP has deconstructed over 3,000 residential, commercial and industrial buildings ranging from single family residences to military housing complexes and large-scale movie sets. TRP has diverted over 250,000 tons of materials from landfills throughout the state of California and another 150,000 from its activities in eleven other states: Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Connecticut, Arizona and North Carolina.

TRP is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with additional offices serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and the states of Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Connecticut and North Carolina. In addition, the company recently expanded to Vancouver, British Columbia.

TRP works collaboratively with contractors, architects and designers, Habitat for Humanity, specialty wood mills, consignment stores and resellers of used building materials. TRP is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and Building Materials Reuse Association.

Early in his business career, Mr. Reiff was a retail systems consultant for an international consulting company specializing in distribution systems. Prior to founding TRP he was managing partner for an investment banking firm that provided a variety of financial services to young technology companies.

He is a forklift and OSHA construction outreach trainer and holds a life-time teaching credential from the California Community College System. He is personally responsible for the training of over 50 contractors and 500 deconstruction workers.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Deconstruction vs. Demolition

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers purposes and benefits of demolition and deconstruction, markets and uses for deconstructed materials, material-specific deconstruction methods, and planning and conducting a deconstruction project.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify markets for deconstructed materials, explain how deconstructed materials are prepared for reuse, determine the value of deconstructed materials, and apply design techniques to use reclaimed materials.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe processes and decisions that have to be considered when planning and conducting a deconstruction project.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss demolition and deconstruction procedures and contrast the effects of demotion (cost, scheduling, and environmental and health impacts) to deconstruction (cost, scheduling, environmental impacts, and historical preservation).

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe deconstruction methods to reclaim specific materials, including wood, masonry, roofing material, HVAC equipment, interior finishes, steel, concrete, doors and windows, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing components.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with deconstruction and demolition

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/13/2021

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.