Class 2: The Structure

Class 2 Overview

The structure is the foundation and load-bearing elements of a building. We will learn about construction and demolition job site tips for homeowners and the difference between landfills.
  • Construction and demolition
  • Options for recycling or reuse
  • Difference between C&D landfill and MSW landfill
    • Wasted space/using farmlands and prairie lands
    • Emissions
    • Wasted raw materials
      • Context: SW MN buries materials, it is not sent to incineration to generate electricity
  • Job Site Tips
    • How homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint and save money
    • How to correctly manage waste from projects and reduce that waste from the beginning
  • Finding a contractor that values green building
  • Repair workshop
    • Understand there is likely a use for something you no longer us