Framework Project

KPFF Consulting Engineers has partnered with the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design, to conduct structural testing for the “Framework” project. The project, a 12-story tall wood building designed by Lever Architecture in Portland, is anticipated to create one of the first tall timber structures in the country. Structural testing at the Center will verify the performance of critical aspects of the wood lateral force-resisting system.

Once completed, the series of physical tests will provide data on structural performance of building subassemblies for project and increase the state of knowledge of mass-timber systems for building applications in the United States.

Oregon State University faculty members who will be working on the project include assistant professor of structural engineering Andre Barbosa, professor of structural engineering Christopher Higgins, and assistant professor of renewable materials Arijit Sinha.