Precision and Scale: A Case Study in Overseas Fabrication with On-Site Assembly
In the construction of the Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences Building at the University of New England in Portland, ME, SCPB was responsible for the delegated design, fabrication, and installation of the four story glulam and cross laminated timber section of the building.
Partnering with SMRT, Firetower Engineering, and Ledgewood Construction, SCPB produced a prefabricated, preassembled kit of parts that integrated seamlessly between a new structural steel building and an existing university building. Utilizing 3D modeling, we coordinated MEP penetrations, notching for façade system relieving angles, and numerous structural steel and concrete connections.
Additionally, our on-site job captains were able to efficiently manage QA/QC in real time due to their experience as timber frame craftsmen in order to ensure the level of quality that SCPB has stood by for 35 years.
did you know?
What is mass timber?
Mass timber refers to a category of engineered wood products that are revolutionizing the construction industry. It involves the use of large, solid wood panels or beams that are made by laminating smaller pieces of lumber together.
Common types of mass timber include Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (Glulam), and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). These innovative materials offer exceptional strength, durability, and fire resistance. Mass timber components are precision-engineered and prefabricated off-site, resulting in faster construction times and reduced waste.
With its sustainable attributes and aesthetic appeal, mass timber has emerged as a popular alternative to conventional construction materials like concrete and steel, enabling the creation of environmentally friendly and visually striking structures.