Building Tours

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Building Tours

The highly anticipated mass timber building tours promise outstanding buildings, innovative materials, and plenty of networking with global professionals on this consistently sold out event

 

Costs

$200/person

Details

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Only available for registered attendees
  • Seats sell out quickly!
  • Lunch, safety equipment, and coach transportation provided
  • Departs from and returns to the Oregon Convention Center
  • After the tour, join hundreds of mass timber professionals in the Exhibit Hall at 5:30 pm for a Welcome Reception

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.

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Tour #1: Portland Buildings

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

SOLD OUT

Check-in: 6:30 am – 8:00 am outside Exhibit Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

Voodoo donuts and coffee/tea served before departure.

Bus departs promptly at 8:00 am.

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.


Adidas North American Headquarters

adidas North American Headquarters Expansion

Location: Portland, Oregon
Scale: 457,000 sf
Completion: 2020

Following a national design competition, adidas selected the team of LEVER Architecture, O+A, and GGN to realize a major expansion of their North American Headquarters. The target LEED v4 Gold project enhances adidas’ Portland, Oregon campus with a new arrival sequence and two signature buildings. The placement of the two buildings around a new central sports plaza transforms the existing plaza into a more cohesive campus landscape, strengthens connectivity internally between the existing buildings, and alters the landscape connections to the adjoining residential neighborhood. The project is inspired by the dynamism of small stadium environments where spectators and players engage in an active dialogue. The architecture of the two buildings connects creative work, community, and sport.

The program for the 183,000 sf North Building includes a food hall, coffee bar, maker and creative labs, meeting zone, and four levels of open workspace. The 31,500 sf South Building is intended to serve as a campus destination for athletic training and community events. Both buildings cantilever over the soccer field, emphasizing views of formal and pick-up matches. On the ground level, the buildings open directly onto the field, integrating diverse public spaces from café seating to places for outdoor training.

The overall material palette for both buildings is raw, authentic, and appropriate to the task: exposed concrete and wood, as well as metal panels that are woven across the façade. Leveraging the firm’s expertise with timber innovation, the design for the North Building deploys a unique hybrid structural system made from pre-cast concrete columns and girders with glulam beams and cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The South Building’s all mass timber design includes glulam columns and beams with CLT panels. Located over an existing parking garage, the design takes advantage of the lightness of wood to create a larger structure. Mass timber’s warm character, technical innovation, and connection to the regional forestry culture make it an ideal material for a cutting-edge brand with roots in the Northwest.

Campus planning upgrades are a critical part of the expansion. The masterplan establishes a new intersection and entry point to the campus that terminates at an arrival court and drop off. Surrounded by existing and new architecture, the courtyard serves as a powerful space of arrival for visitors. The project scope also includes a new 240,000 sf below-grade parking garage, loading facility, and landscape improvements that enhance connectivity and create new outdoor spaces for interaction.

Project Team

Owner: adidas
Architect: LEVER
Contractor: Turner Construction
Interiors: Studio O+A
Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Lighting Design: Niteo
Structural Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP/FP Engineering: Interface Engineering
Building Enclosure Consulting: RDH Building Science
CLT Manufacturer: D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations


The Canyons

The Canyons

Location: Portland, Oregon
Scale: 110,000 sf
Completion: August 2020

After the success in the sustainable development of Carbon 12, the tallest mass timber and cross laminated timber (CLT) condominium building in the country, Kaiser+Path continue to set a new standard for environmental responsibility and sustainability. Their new project, The Canyons, is an innovative barrier-free living concept with an emphasis on accessibility and is located next to Carbon 12, along the North Williams corridor, in North Portland. Opening in August 2020, The Canyons provides 70 modern and light-filled units for anyone who wants an active, independent and urban lifestyle with services and amenities to allow ease of movement and to comfortably age in place, or for anyone with limited mobility. The Canyons is not age-restricted, meets ADA standards, and provides amenities such as a 24/7 on-site licensed paramedic that make The Canyons an ideal place to live.

Along with offering aesthetically modern units, The Canyons draws its originality in its concept. Kaiser+Path, an award-winning Portland-based architecture firm and pioneer in building with mass timber and CLT, created The Canyons with the future in mind. CLT is an engineered product made from our region’s most renewable resource: Wood. The benefits of CLT include its exceptional seismic resilience, fire resistance, and a reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions. Using CLT also has other advantages such as the speed of construction, the ease, efficiency of assembly, and assurance of a safe and durable structural building material.

The Canyons also features a unique open-air alley marketplace, modeled after Japan’s narrow, bustling Yokocho alleys. This intimate and engaging passageway is designed so that it is a convenient place for all to eat, shop, and gather with neighbors and family. The Canyons and the Alleywalk both offer independence and more freedom and flexibility than we can find in conventional homes.

Project Team

Owner / Developer: Kaiser Group
Architect: Path Architecture
Contractor: R&H Construction
CLT Manufacturer: Structurlam
Landscape Architect: Ecotone Environmental
Structural Engineering: Catena Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineering: kpff Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Jacobs HVAC
Electrical Engineer: Prairie Electric
Building Enclosure Consulting: JRS Consulting


District Office

District Office

Location: Central Eastside Industrial District, Portland, Oregon
Scale: 90,400 sf
Completion: March 1, 2020

Be among the first to tour this newly completed mass timber creative office space in Portland. Drawing inspiration from traditional industrial workplaces and timber-framed warehouses, District Office is designed for flexibility, openness, and adaptation over decades as creative industries continue to change. Guided by biophilic design principles and occupant health, this speculative creative office building prioritizes access to natural daylight, connections and views to the neighborhood and landscape, and deeply integrated sustainable design strategies. At six stories, it includes five floors of new office space with ground floor retail and restaurant space along an active multimodal thoroughfare.

Double-height spaces are a hallmark of District Office—inspired in part by Hacker’s own office studio, which will be located on a portion of the top two floors—lending volume and circulation to the interior environments and allowing tenants to create more intimate office layouts than a typical single-floor plan.

This building embraces its mass timber structure: glue laminated columns and beams and CLT floors are fully visible throughout the interior, a nod to the timber-heavy industrial past of the neighborhood. The light exterior is achieved through a combination of finely textured mortar-washed bricks and ample windows.

Project Team
Owner: Beam with UD+P
Architect: Hacker
Contractor: Andersen Construction
Interiors: Hacker
Landscape Architect: Michael E. O’Brien
Lighting Design: O- LLC
Structural Engineering: KPFF
Civil: Humber Design Group
MEP/FP Engineering: PAE
Building Enclosure Consulting: RDH Building Science
CLT Manufacturer: D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations


More Buildings Announced Soon

Tour #2: Mass Timber Technical Academy

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

SOLD OUT

Check-in: 6:30 am – 8:00 am outside Exhibit Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

Voodoo donuts and coffee/tea served before departure.

Bus departs promptly at 7:00 am.

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.


Mass Timber Technical Academy

Mass Timber Technical Academy: Cutting Edge Research in Action

Join TallWood Design Institute (TDI) at their new, state-of-the-art A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory at Oregon State University to learn more about—and see firsthand—cutting edge mass timber research and workforce development. Participants will rotate through eight stations hosted by research personnel and industry partners focusing on mass timber research and fabrication/construction techniques. These stations will include:

  • Fire Engineering
    Characterizing the fire performance of different mass timber systems and developing the science behind timber fire engineering practice are critical to the future of tall wood design and construction. An expert in the field, Dr. Erica Fischer of Oregon State University will showcase and discuss fire testing and fire engineering efforts, looking at various mass timber floor assemblies and connections.
  • Structural Testing
    Structural and seismic research are critical to the development of engineering design values and working models for structural systems at the material, connection and full-system scales. Join TDI’s Structural Testing Coordinator, Byrne Miyamoto, to learn about our structural and seismic research program and facilities, and to see a live demonstration of a bending test.
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fabrication
    Come see our Biesse Uniteam UT 9 beam and panel processing center in action, and learn about how new computer aided design and manufacturing technologies (CAD/CAM) are revolutionizing conventional design and construction practices in the mass timber arena.
  • Robotic Fabrication
    Meet E.A.R.L., the Eight Axis Robotic Lumberjack. Industrial robots, such as E.A.R.L, are used in many manufacturing and fabrication applications that require repetitive, highly accurate and precise movements and manipulations. E.A.R.L’s capabilities, such as timber milling, will be demonstrated and discussed by TDI’s Technical Manager, Jörn Dettmer.
  • Mass Timber Install Demo
    Part of the appeal of mass timber construction and all of that up-front work of synchronizing design, fabrication and construction teams, is the promise of rapid installation and efficient trade coordination. Station five will showcase a few mass timber connectors and connection systems and will demonstrate a live install with our overhead crane.
  • Ponderosa Pine CLT: Performance, Standards and Modular Design
    Ponderosa pine has historically dominated the landscape of the east Cascades, Klamath, and Blue Mountains. These ecoregions face new management challenges as a result of climate change and a history of fire suppression, resulting in denser stands and higher fuel loads under increasing drought conditions. Dr. Mariapaola Riggio and Dr. Lech Muszynski will showcase and discuss research efforts focused on utilizing ponderosa pine for CLT and validating its performance, from the PRG320 standard through modular construction design applications.
  • Acoustics
    While wood is a great material for resonating tones in musical instruments, it comes with its own challenges when designing for acoustic separation in multifamily homes, hospitals, and other building types that require peace and quiet. Join Dr. Mark Fretz of the University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment (IHBE) to learn about acoustics in timber structures, and to see a live demo of acoustic testing devices used to assess mass timber structures acoustic performance.

The Emmerson Lab’s 12,500 square-feet of structural testing space and 2,500 square-feet of advanced wood products manufacturing area immediately captures the eye with its massive reaction wall and strong floor system, and its use of cross laminated timber from D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations and the first ever structural use of mass plywood panels (MPP) from Freres Lumber. The strong wall/floor is one of the largest in the nation dedicated to timber engineering (60-by-80 foot strong floor area with a 25 foot tall reaction wall system) and enables testing of up to 3-story structures.

Tour #3: Mass Timber Equipment Manufacturing & Buildings

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Check-in: 6:30 am – 8:00 am outside Exhibit Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

Voodoo donuts and coffee/tea served before departure.

Bus departs promptly at 7:00 am.

NOTE: All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. All attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.


USNR Tour #3

Tour USNR’s Woodland, Washington Plant

Enjoy a guided tour of USNR’s Woodland, Washington, plant. USNR is a supplier of equipment and technologies for the wood processing industry, including CLT presses and other systems for manufacturing mass timber products. USNR recently installed a turn-key CLT manufacturing line at the new Katerra plant in Spokane, Washington.

On this tour you will walk through the past and into the future as you experience first-hand the workings of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility including steel fabrication and the latest in automated CNC machining.

USNR recently installed a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS), that has external loading and unloading stations which allow machining centers to continue working while parts are loaded and unloaded out of the other centers. This provides the capability to produce higher-precision parts faster. The quicker run times have led to significantly shorter lead times in getting parts to customers.

The company also operates a piece of history, in an engine lathe that was acquired as a World War II surplus machine in the 1960’s. You will see the complete process of industrial machine fabrication, as raw steel and aluminum is transformed into components and machinery for the manufacture of various types of wood products including mass timber, lumber, plywood, and panels.


McLoughlin Middle School

McLoughlin Marshall School

Location: Vancouver, Washington
Scale: 198,918 sf
Completion: 2020

McLoughlin Middle School and Marshall Elementary School consist of approximately 199,000 square feet of new construction with portions of both schools on on two stories. Both schools use sustainable materials through the extensive use of LSL studs, cross-laminated timber, and tilt-up concrete construction.

Project Team

Owner: Vancouver Public Schools
Architect: LSW Architects PC
Contractor: Skanska
Interiors: LSW Interior Studio
Landscape Architect: Shapiro Didway
Lighting Design: LUMA/PAE
Structural Engineering: Kramer Gehlen & Associates
Civil Engineering/Land Use: Robertson Engineering
MEP: PAE
MEP Subcontractors: JRT Mechanical, Prairie Electric
Acoustical: MBF AV & Acoustical Consulting
Envelope: RDH Building Science
CLT Manufacturer: Structurlam


More building tours announced soon.