Good article from Mark Hare at the D&C on deconstruction. Deconstruction should be the norm on how we do away with buildings, instead of demolishing them. It creates more jobs, because it is labor intensive, and it recycles many of the good parts and materials into other projects.
If it is cheaper to demolished a building rather than dismantle it and recycle all the parts, then things should be changed so it isn’t. How does that happen? I don’t know. I’m not an economist. But, if I was an economist I’d take another look at our economy so that it promotes environmentally good practices like deconstruction and presents good jobs.
Is that idealism, thinking we should think of the environment first before our economics? No. It’s idealism to think we can construct an economy that doesn’t promote sustainability. The laws of Nature vs. the laws of economics. Think about it.
'Deconstruction' program builds job skills | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle On a sultry afternoon this summer, four young men were slowly "deconstructing" an abandoned house on Ludwig Park, off Joseph Avenue. Wall by wall, window by window, floor board by floor board. Deconstruction is a slow and tedious, but green, alternative to demolition. (July 29, 2010) Democrat and Chronicle | Rochester news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Rochester, New York