Specialists in deconstruction, Octiscapes are keynote speakers for building conferences and are recommended by the City of Vancouver as a point of contact for media and those interested in the deconstruction process.
Pre-1940's homes in Vancouver, as well as any buildings along the Cambie corridor, or in First Shaughnessy, must be deconstructed. At minimum, 75% of the material must be diverted from landfill through recycling, reuse/salvaging, etc. This increased to 90% for homes deemed "character". According to the City of Vasncouver, "a home is most likely a character building is it was constructed before 1940 and has character features such as: the authentic or period massing, roof form, front porch, exterior wall materials, window openings and frames and details."