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The Evolution of Construction

2020-06-16T09:20:37-07:00June 16th, 2020|

This article, done by CNN, talks about many of the benefits of the incredible product, cross-laminated timber (CLT). When comparing CLT’s to their competitors (steel and concrete), not only are they stronger, faster to put up, and even safer in the event of a fire, they also have  the ability to sequester a large amount of CO2 emissions. The article explains that construction makes up about 40% of the world’s energy consumption and about a third of the green-house gas emissions. The production and use of concrete emits a large amount of carbon while trees will absorb it. Once a tree dies, the carbon that it has absorbed then gets

The Extension of The Oregon Conservation Center

2020-06-16T08:42:39-07:00June 16th, 2020|

The Oregon Conservation Center, located in Portland, has added a one story volume to their three story building that was done in the 1970’s. This one story addition featured DR Johnson’s cross-laminated timber and was one of the very first built in the US with CLT’s. The addition will provide the Conservation Center with 15,000 sq ft, giving them more space to host meetings, events, and conferences.  This article done by De Zeen, highlights all of the unique factors of this incredible building. Find out more by clicking the link below: De Zeen - Oregon Conservation Center  

Progress at Oregon State

2020-02-14T11:48:11-08:00February 14th, 2020|

Oregon State's new forest science lab is set to have its grand opening October 10th. The 17,500 sq ft wood products lab will provide office space for the Tallwood Design Institute and space for testing and research labs equipped with the latest technology. The lab consists of 40 foot ceilings to accommodate structural wood testing and wood products manufacturing. The lab will give the extra space needed, and the most updated technology needed, including a german manufactured Robot that will be used to mill wooden components. In addition to the forest science lab, Peavy Hall on Oregon States campus is also set to be completed in March of 2020! The