Critical Mass (Timber) is an informal monthly gathering of professionals interested in building bigger, taller and smarter with wood. Centering around the use of relatively new-to-the-US materials such as cross-laminated-timber, our group aims to bring together architects, engineers, construction professionals, developers, code officials, municipal planners and anyone with an interest in seeing more buildings go up using renewable materials.
The George W. Peavy Forest Science Center is an 80,000 sq. ft. cross-laminated timber building currently under construction at Oregon State University(OSU). Peavy Hall is built using local mass timber products, including Douglas Fir glue-laminated beams and cross-laminated timber panels from Oregon. It is the first building constructed in the US with CLT post-tensioned rocking shear walls. Designed by Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and engineered by Equilibrium Consulting, Inc. from Vancouver, BC; this academic building is a modern mass timber demonstration building. Andersen Construction is the general contractor for this project and Structurecraft is erecting the wood structure. We will have a tour of the Peavy project, followed by a panel discussion and then head to McMenamins on Monroe Ave. for refreshments and networking. The TallWood Design Institute, Andersen Construction, StructureCraft and DR Johnson are excited to host the February meetup and showcase our very own mass timber project here at OSU!
• What to bring
Please wear long pants and sturdy work boots or hiking boots for the tour on an active construction site. The remaining, required PPE will be provided by Andersen Construction
• Important to know
Parking permits can be purchased for the B3 lots near Richardson Hall or there is a variety of parking options across the campus. Please see our visitor parking web page: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/visitors