Forbes Again Names Pittsburgh “Most Livable City”

May 6, 2010 by gmongell · Leave a Comment 

“Forbes Magazine has once again named Pittsburgh its “Most Livable City” in its annual report that looks at cost of living, unemployment rate, income growth and crime rates, among other factors.”

Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/29/cities-livable-pittsburgh-lifestyle-real-estate-top-ten-jobs-crime-income.html


Construction Junction Engaged in “Deep Salvage” Pilot Project

January 20, 2010 by gmongell · Leave a Comment 

Construction Junction is engaged in a “deep salvage” pilot project at Terradime’s condominium site!

Construction Junction, a non-profit organization, was established to support and promote conservation through the reuse of building materials. Construction Junction strives to keep usable building materials out of the landfills and provide them to the community at very low cost. Construction Junction specializes in used and surplus building materials and is supported by Pennsylvania Resources Council, the oldest grass roots environmental organization in the Commonwealth.

Deconstruction – Construction Junction is committed to environmental stewardship in waste prevention through the practice of reuse.  Waste prevention and material reuse help to delay entry of items into the solid waste stream.  This practice reduces the burden on landfills, and helps conserve natural resources by reducing the energy and pollution associated with manufacturing.

Reuse – Reuse is different that recycling.  When a material is recycled, it is processed and remanufactured, requiring additional resources and energy to produce a new product.  Reuse is defined as the use of material after its originally intended  purpose, without breaking down into its raw components.

For additional information about Construction Junction and its deconstruction process, please visit www.constructionjunction.org.

Terradime’s website on-line!

November 11, 2009 by gmongell · Leave a Comment 

Terradime Launches its website!