PDX Mass Timber Roof Meetup

PDX Mass Timber Roof Meetup

On Thursday, May 23rd, we had the privilege of hosting the project team behind PDX Next, specifically, the remarkable Portland Airport mass timber roof.

Our panelists included:

  • Port of Portland Development Team
  • Jake Dunn (ZGF)
  • Paul Vanderford (Sustainable Northwest)
  • Katrina Day (Hoffman Construction Company)
  • KayCee Hallstrom (Zip-O Laminators)
  • Jared Revay (Timberlab)

The highlight of the PDX Terminal Core Redevelopment is an impressive 400,000 square foot timber roof, a tribute to Oregon’s natural splendor and its burgeoning wood innovation sector. This biophilic design offers travelers a profound connection to the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Constructed with approximately 3.3 million board feet of Douglas Fir, the roof boasts over 400 80-foot glulam arches, a Mass Plywood Panel roof diaphragm, skylight curbs, and a lattice of 3×6 Douglas Fir inspired by traditional weaving techniques indigenous to the region.

During the meetup, we’ delve into various aspects of the project, including logistics, engineering and fabrication challenges, design and fabrication coordination, sourcing, tribal coordination, and more related to the mass timber roof at Portland Airport.

Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Virtual – Zoom

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