Take a pleasant trip south of Portland on a luxury coach to Springfield and Corvallis, Ore. to see in action both cross-laminated timber construction and mass timber research and development.
- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 7:00am–5:15pm
- Registration check-in: 6:00am–7:00am (Coach starts loading at 6:45am)
- Coach departs promptly at 7:00am from the Oregon Convention Center and return to the same location at the end of the tour
- Lunch and coach transportation provided
- Only 55 seats available – register today!
- After the tour, join mass timber professionals from around the world in the Exhibit Hall at 5:30pm for a Welcome Reception
Hamlin Middle School and Lumber Industry Discussion
Design: BBT Architects, Inc.
Owner: Springfield Public Schools
Visit Springfield, Oregon’s Hamlin Middle School, the first school in the northwest to not only integrate cross-laminated timber into the construction of a school but also into curriculum and instruction. Join representatives from BBT Architects, Inc. the design firm who worked to incorporate this cutting edge product into the design of the new building, members of D.R. Johnson, the Oregon based manufacturer of cross-laminated timber, and district staff as they walk you through the construction site. The intentional incorporation of cross-laminated timber along with other advanced design products, and an entire wing designed to support the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) highlight the thoughtful and collaborative work ensuring the building is more than a structure but also a teaching and learning tool.
Hear how the support of the City of Springfield, Ore. led not only to the integration of CLT into the building and curriculum at the middle school, but to the development of a natural resources career pathway program of study at the high school level. This program will support students interested in natural resources management as well as manufacturing and production, and is being developed through partnerships with local industry leaders.
Finally, round out your visit at Springfield High School and speak with a panel of experts from the local lumber industry about creative solutions to the challenges of modern day mills; from technology incorporation, equipment retrofits to produce cross-laminated timber, to workforce needs and timber harvest regulations.
Oregon State University: Mass Timber R&D
Oregon State University has launched the TallWood Design Institute, an interdisciplinary center of excellence established to provide applied research, product development and testing, continuing education and other outreach services to support the growth and development of the US mass timber sector. The Institute combines the technical expertise and facilities of Oregon State University’s College of Forestry and College of Engineering and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.
This tour will demonstrate how leading edge scientific research is being carried out to create design recommendations and performance specifications for mass timber products related to fire, moisture and seismic durability, thermal and acoustic performance, indoor comfort and others. Participants will tour structural testing and climate simulation labs and see live tests in action. We will also hear from OSU and University of Oregon researchers in the architecture, engineering, and material science fields about current and future research. The group will also learn about the innovative design features soon to be employed in the construction of the new Oregon Forest Sciences Complex (which the International Mass Timber Conference will tour in 2018), including one of North America’s first rocking wall systems.