Services

Rotor Deconstruction can facilitate operations for the reuse of building materials in a variety of ways.

Physical removal of reusable materials from demolition and renovation sites

For who: large building owners, demolition companies
What: We remove the materials deemed fit for reuse and market the material
Cost: Clients only pay a fee per material type per tonne, so costs are typically lower than classical demolition. The proceeds from the sale of the materials are used to finance its careful deconstruction.
Advantages: Clients receive detailed reporting on salvaged materials and can use this information for sustainability assessments and public relations. Operations are run on a fixed budget and are zero-risk and zero-investment.
Requirements: a preliminary inventory of asbestos and other dangerous substances present in the building

 Consignment sales of reusable materials

For who: everyone
What: Demounting and transport are arranged by the consignee, while Rotor Deconstruction takes care of the sale through its network and/or website. The cost is in function of the materials on sale, typically about half of selling price. Advantages: Consignment is a great way to earn extra money on a demolition without the needing to set up your own shop, meeting with potential clients etc.
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Requirements: detailed photographs of the materials offered

Consultancy and design assistance

For who: architects, engineers, building owners
What: assessing, prior to demolition, the potential for on or off-site reuse; sourcing of reclaimed materials for a new design; assistance in the drafting of technical specifications; project planning; logistical support etc.
Cost: Project based. The reuse strategy is tailored according to the requirements of the client (cost-neutrality, maximise reuse, focus on preservation, etc.)
Advantages: clients save time and avoid taking unnecessary risks

Historic preservation

For who: building owners, contractors
What: demounting and storage of historic building artefacts during renovation works
Cost: project based
Advantages: detailed inventory system; tracking of all parts in numbered boxes; state-of-the-art documentation

Brokerage

For who: large building owners, demolition companies
What: We help sell off large or heavy on-site assets such as back up generators, large quantities of clinkers, demountable buildings, etc.
Cost: per project

Tailored solutions

For who: everyone
What: You tell us; we love a good challenge!

Some recent cases by Rotor Deconstruction

RotorDC makes a re-use assesment of the Portland Building, Oregon

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The Portland Building, alternatively referenced as the Portland Municipal Services Building, is a 15-story municipal office building located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland, Oregon. Designed by Michael Graves, it opened in 1982. It is considered by many…

Consultancy for Besix RED: reuse of 4.400 sqm of raised floor panels

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Appointed by real estate company Besix Red, we investigated the possibility of reusing more than 4.400 sqm of raised technical floor panels. The case was the renovation of a large office building in Luxemburg. The business as usual scenario planned to…

Salvaging floor tiles from Val-Benoît, Liège

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The Val-Benoît site, currently undergoing reconditioning, houses five former applied-science institutes, built by the Liège University between the 1930’s and 1960’s. Among these stands the ‘Institut de Génie Civil’, a remarquable yet non-listed, modernist building designed by Joseph Moutschen, opened…

Large scale salvage of interiors by Ch. Gevers & J. Wabbes

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Following the decision to demolish the former headquarters of the ‘Générale de Banque’, BNP-Paribas-Fortis contacted Rotor to coordinate a salvage operation of the iconic corporate interiors by notorious designers Jules Wabbes and Christophe Gevers. Rotor’s mission included the inventory of…

Re-use consultancy Caserne de Reuilly

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An old casern complex, in the centre of Paris, is to be transformed into a large-scale social housing complex. Paris Habitat, the main public contracting authority responsible for social housing in the French capital is coordinating the five teams of…