Construction Watch: OSU celebrates opening of mass timber research lab

It is part of Oregon State University’s new $79.5 million Oregon Forest Science Complex, which broke ground in 2016
By: | October 18, 2019
The 17,500-square-foot A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory has opened at Oregon State University.The 17,500-square-foot A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory has opened at Oregon State University.

A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings is now open at Oregon State University. The 17,500-square-foot A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory is part of the College of Forestry’s new $79.5 million Oregon Forest Science Complex, which broke ground in 2016. Read more.

In other construction news:

With the sun shining overhead, construction crews carefully directed one last structural beam to the top of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new four-story Engineering Research Building. Read more.

Leaders at James Sprunt Community College, which has received more than $6 million in grants, are preparing for some major renovations at the North Carolina school. Read more.