The mass timber movement in the United States is heating up, and Swinerton has developed the in-house expertise on optimizing design, detailing, coordination, and mastering the installation process. We are set up to service our clients' needs for mass timber building in all of our markets through our internal partnering with our mass timber specialists.
Leadership in the Mass Timber Movement
Having completed a variety of projects across the country using glulam beams as structural elements, including the largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) office building ever built in the United States, Swinerton leads the design, engineering, procurement, logistics, and installation process to deliver a turnkey structural frame. We are capable of working in differing roles as a mass timber provider; however, we excel as an early trade partner in either a design-build or heavy design-assist capacity. Delivering a mass timber project is all about the quality control of the details, including: the selection of hardware, the detailing of shop drawings, and installation in the field. It is also about harnessing the full potential of prefabrication. We use Building Information Modeling (BIM) not just for coordination; we model for fabrication of the structure so that all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire suppression trades can maximize prefabrication of their systems due to the dimensional certainty our modeling brings to the structure.
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