The “Art” of Salvaging Building Materials before Demolition
Deconstruction is the hand demolition of buildings in the reverse order of their construction in order to carefully remove materials for reuse and recycling. This technique reduces the disposal of materials into the landfill, and provides materials for renovation and other small-scale construction projects.
How the ReStore Deconstruction process works:
The Habitat ReStore carries insurance that covers employees and volunteers on the deconstruction site. A certificate of insurance is available to the property owner upon request.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in 2003, the United States produced an estimated 136 million tons of building related construction and demolition debris. The EPA estimated that only 20 to 30 percent of the debris was recovered for reuse or recycling.
Although the construction and demolition industry has made great strides in the recovery of construction and demolition debris, the demolition of building materials consumes much of our limited landfill space.
Developers and construction companies, up until now, have been offered little choice when it comes to removing buildings.
This is why the ReStore Deconstruction program exists!
Diverting C&D materials from landfills is important because it saves natural resources, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, reduces the need for landfill space, and saves money.]]>
On June 14th, Terry Tesdall was named the 2014 Titusville Community Service Award recipient. A retiree form McDonald Douglas, Terry lends his time and talents to a wide array of different organizations in the Titusville area, including Hospice of St. Francis, BETA, Liberty Lodge, the Children’s Center, Special Olympics, and Joe’s Club through his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, for which he has been a member for 30 years and a Grand Knight for two of those years.
As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Terry has assisted with building of 38 new homes for families in need. He is also on the Steering Committee for the North Brevard Men’s Prayer Breakfast, a member of the Brevard Woodworkers Club and Director of the Laurel Run at Meadow Ridge Homeowners Association.
“Terry has helped work on houses and is a vital part of our electrical team in the north end of the county. He has dedicated many hours to help put families in homes in Brevard County,” said Bruce Challender, site supervisor for Habitat.
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“In 2001, My husband and I bought a house in Florida. In 2009, we decided to make Florida our full-time home,” she stated. “When I was looking for something to do, I heard that Habitat was hiring and decided to give of my time and talents to this wonderful organization.”
“I am delighted to have Pat on the Brevard Habitat team. Her many years of experience will be a huge asset to our organization.” Diane Koenig, Executive Director added.]]>
Every month the staff from Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County gets together to pick the volunteer of the month. Some months are easier than others as you look at the list and one name jumps out to the staff. This month we had just such a choice – Mike Z. Mike Ziemacki began volunteering with Habitat back when he was working for Harris Corp.
“I started out working on the sites and when Harris decided to sponsor builds, I got more involved. Once I retired, this became a place I could come out to and give of my time and get to help on a lot of projects!” Mike said.
Mollie Krell, Volunteer Coordinator added, “He has over 2600 hours, works in the ReStore over 40 hours a week and he can fix or build anything that is needed for the ReStore. He comes up with new ideas and follows through till they are implemented and he has become a vital part of our family!”]]>
Using the many talents and time of volunteers and supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, the Divine ReDesign program has started to receive some beautiful items for the Hard Hat & High Heels Gala on September 13th. Volunteer and Family partner Colin Anderson refurbished a set of tool boxes that would otherwise be thrown away. Volunteer Sarah Gillespie and her father took two old doors and created a bench out of it. Volunteer Lisa Shoemaker refurbished a bench by re-upholstering it and creating wicker shelving for the bench. ReStore employee and Family Partner Mike Walker etched the characters from the Wizard of Oz into a glass table top. These are just a few of the items that will be up for bid in the Divine ReDesign program. You can see them at the Hard Hat & High Heels Gala on September 13th at 4515 Babcock St. NE. in Palm Bay by purchasing tickets below
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Adding to the celebration for Habitat for Humanity’s Hard Hat & High Heels Gala, Mayors from throughout the County are joining in by playing characters from the beloved movie. Slated to play Glinda, the good witch, is Melbourne mayor Kathy Meehan, as the Wizard, Mayor William Capote of Palm Bay and Mayor Dave Berkman of Indialantic will join in as the Scarecrow.
The Gala is using the theme “No Place Like Home” to celebrate this occasion as the first major event held in the new home at 4515 Babcock St NE in Palm Bay. The new campus was opened just under a year ago with the new facility home to the offices and the ReStore.
Tickets are still available for this one night event that is sure to be one of the most memorable evenings you will have! You can order below
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The two of you will savor the best long weekend escape you can ever imagine! You’ll start in the lush green hills of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys then journey along the meandering Russian River to the picturesque Pacific seacoast. In San Francisco, ride the famous cable cars that take you to every intriguing site in this beautiful city
Spend a day with the Parker Brothers! Stars of the show “Dream Machines” will host the winner for the day in their shop at Port Canaveral, drive some of their famous creations and work on projects in their state of the art shop.
Jet to Italy to experience the best in fashion, romance and incredible high speed automotive adventure. You’ll begin in Milan, where a private shopper will take you to chic designer boutiques. We’ll also whisk you off to Switzerland for deep discounts at Gucci, Prada, Versace, D&G designer shops and more. Next you are off to Maranello to visit the Ferrari factory and test drive one of their incredible “land rockets.” Then it’s on to Venice for magic, moonlight and romance! This incredible Jet Set Experience can be yours with the winning bid.
The day provides a perfect opportunity to experience SWAT. You will visit our Gun Range to shoot specialty SWAT weapons and experience SWAT type training
Discover why Ireland is called “The Land of Enchantment” during your week long visit to this green and glorious Gaelic island. You’ll live like Kings and Queens as you stay in gorgeous castles and stately manor homes. The Emerald Isle is home to legends, limericks and leprechauns, and it will enchant you too. From Dublin, then County Clare, on to Connemara, and Galway Bay, the beauty and magic of Ireland will cast a wonderful spell over the both of you!
A Ruby & Diamond Ring package and a Bracelet
And much more….
Join us by purchasing your ticket here:
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Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. (Habitat) will host their 4th Annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The location will be at Habitat’s new home at 4515 Babcock St NE, Palm Bay, FL and will start at 6 p.m. This year, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, Warner Brothers has provided the opportunity for affiliates to commemorate the film by making the theme of the Gala, “There’s No Place Like Home.” Guests will have the pleasure of being greeted by characters from the movie, including Mayor William Capote of Palm Bay (as the Great Wizard) and Mayor Kathy Meehan of Melbourne (as Glinda the Good Witch). The Hard Hats and High Heels Gala will offer guests a distinct and memorable experience as the committee transforms the Habitat ReStore into the Emerald City.
In a setting designed by Link Johnston, the evening will begin with a cocktail hour and auction for artwork with special prizes attached. Dinner will be a buffet catered by A Chef’s Touch and dessert by Yellow Dog Café. A live auction will follow with items such as a day with the Parker Brothers and Ride-A-Long with the SWAT team up for bid. The evening will conclude with live entertainment by the Delgado Band.
Tickets are available for $150 per person. You can order by clicking the Buy Now button below and paying online or contacting Andrew Schirmacher by phone: 321-728-4009 ext 112 or email: email@example.com
“We are excited to announce the addition of 5 key positions – Director of Development, Director of Operations, Director of ReStore, ReStore Manager and ReStore Drivers. These positions will help Habitat increase the capacity our mission which is seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.” said Diane Koenig, Executive Director.
Please click on the link below for a description of the positions that are available. Every applicant must submit a resume and an application for Employment by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 4515 Babcock St., NE, Palm Bay, Fl 32905. Applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday August 20, 2014
Application for Employment
2015 ReStore Director Job Description
2015 Development Director Job Description