According to world-architects.com, one of our very own projects, Sideyard, was selected as the U.S. Building of the Week! This beautiful cross-laminated timber building is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. DR Johnson CLT and glu-laminated beams served as the building's main structure components, with the ground floor serving as store fronts, and the above floors serving as work spaces. Sideyard was designed to fit in a small 9,000 sf urban remnant property, as a working class building. For more on this article, click here.
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 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