TDI has access to an unrivaled breadth of resources and expertise within its three affiliated colleges, including access to a wide array of research and technical facilities specific to material sciences, manufacturing, building performance, and structural engineering.
See below for a shortlist of some of our key partnering facilities:
A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory
Dedicated to furthering research, innovation, and collaboration, our lab is a world-class timber engineering facility. The building serves as TDI’s headquarters and facilitates advancement of the timber sector through applied research, product development, testing, and professional education.
Gene D. Knudson Engineering Laboratory
Located in the Department of Wood Science and Engineering at Oregon State University, the Gene D. Knudson Engineering Laboratory houses Much of the experimental research in wood structures. With a 3,000 square foot high-bay facility, It is equipped for most of our testing.
Green Building Materials Lab
The Green Building Materials Laboratory includes research activities from the Schools of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, and the Department of Wood Science and Engineering. Equipment housed in this Laboratory will allow Oregon State researchers to characterize, develop, and test high-performance sustainable materials for a wide variety of applications including buildings and transportation infrastructure.
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory
Within the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, the Wave Research Laboratory provides research and testing and houses the second-largest structural testing facility on the West Coast. The lab allows researchers to simulate earthquakes with forces up to one million pounds and frames up to two stories high.
Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory
Located at the University of Oregon, the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory studies the design for a sustainable, healthy future.