Opened in fall 2022, the first mass timber commercial building in the U.S. capital city features more than 108,000 sq. ft. of mass timber. The building is an innovative retrofit at 80 M Street SE in Washington, DC: Termed an overbuild—extra stories atop an existing building—the expansion features three floors, where columns of mass timber are visible from the interior.
The project used 1,300 tons of CLT, with the mass timber addition sized at 108,000 sq. ft. of the overall 286,000 sq. ft. space. The developer of the project is Columbia Property Trust; architect is Hickok Cole. Engineering firm Arup performed the retrofit, and the property opened late September. First tenants are the American Trucking Assn. and BP America. Nordic Structures supplied the glulam beams and columns used in the project, and Katerra supplied the CLT.
PART FOUR: This is the fourth of a four-part series summarizing the presentations delivered during the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) held this spring and hosted by Panel World in Atlanta March 31 to April 1. The first three parts appeared in the May, July and September issues. PELICE 2024 will be held March 14-15, 2024 again at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta…
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Panel World November 2022 – As I glanced through the pages of the six issues of Panel World in 2022, various news developments refreshed my memory, but underlying it all was just the fact that business for the most part was conducted as usual. That we were back to…
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