NCC is pleased to announce that approximately $10,000 of surplus construction materials from our recent Aspen DeConstruct project have been donated to another non-profit. The Northern Colorado ReBuilding Network (NoCo) will use the materials to assist uninsured and under-insured homeowners in rebuilding homes lost to the High Park Fire. NCC looks forward to fostering an Read more.
Last week we learned that our latest project was destroyed by the High Park fire at 811 Whale Rock Road leaving five students without a training site. Honoring my special request, Poudre Fire Authority Chief DeMint authorized an inspection of the interior of our tool container. The tools did not survive. These are tools that have been donated Read more.
Update: June 18th, 2012 It was confirmed on Friday June 15th that 811 Whale Rock Road was completely destroyed by fire. As of that date, this project is permanently inoperational. NCCs tools are still up there in a steel “mobile-mini” container. After today’s 3pm citizen briefing I hand delivered a letter and a key to Read more.
Robb Sommerfeld, Assistant Director of NCC, and technology teacher at Berthoud High School led his students to earn two championship trophies at the 2012 Vex Robotics World. Berthoud Robotics Club with sponsor/mentor Robb Sommerfeld has come back with 2 World Championship trophies! Two teams out of the four that competed have won Vex Robotics World Read more.
Historic Foote home offers opportunity to Larimer County community corrections participants By Tom Hacker Loveland Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Start the list of winners involved in the deconstruction of a Loveland lakefront home with the names of the six people doing the heavy lifting — all women, all participants in the Larimer County community corrections program. Continue with Read more.
NCC (www.nccraftsmanship.org) is seeking construction, general carpentry, remodel & repair projects for our ReConstruct youth career development training program. If you are considering an addition, tenant finish, or remodel of your home or office, including kitchen, bath, basement, doors, windows, decks, patios, etc., please contact us for a free consultation. We welcome large or small Read more.
Sustainable Opportunities Summit Special Section The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Environmental Partnership have partnered with Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE) and ColoradoBiz to present the awards. A team of judges from the state of Colorado and CORE selected the winners from dozens of entries. They examined how Read more.
From a single phone call to Kodak, NCC was able to develop a strong working relationship with the executives who were already in the final contractual stages of implementing a massive demolition project. When NCC approached Kodak about a partnership for deconstructing the buildings, the new Colorado Plant Manager, Vikki Wagner embraced the NCC mission. Read more.
The National Center for Craftsmanship has received initial funding to develop a substantial DeConstruct™ project at Westminster Village of the Mid-South, a retirement village, on the grounds of former Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville, Arkansas. NCC will partner with Westminster Village and plans to deconstruct more than 300 housing units that have remained on the Air Force property since Read more.