“The 951” in Downtown Boise
“The 951” is an all-wood, mixed-use structure in downtown Boise and is featured in Structure Magazine’s February 2016 issue. The 74,500 square feet building has four stories with the first floor designed for retail space and the upper floors contain 68 apartments.
As an all-wood structure, The 951 contains:
- 230,300 board feet of dimensional lumber to frame the walls
- 5800 sheets of OSB, including wall and roof sheathing, and floor decking
- 31,200 lineal feet of Red-I™ I-joists, of various depths and series
- 4650 ft3 of engineered wood products, including RedLam™ LVL, PSL and Glulam
Thanks to the Wood Works Carbon Calculator, we were able to deduct the environmental impacts for the wood usage. See the following diagram to learn of the many benefits of wood construction.
Partnership With SmartLam
SmartLam North America™ and RedBuilt™ are proud to announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology.
Using Wood Products in Green Building Design
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Wood-related conferences for architects and engineers
If you’re looking for a design or building conference, here are eight upcoming events for both architects and engineers.
Why you should prioritize carbon sequestration when building
Implementing green building practices means using fewer resources, reducing waste, and decreasing life cycle costs. Sustainable design yields faster lease up rates, higher resale value, and lower energy use.
Scissor Trusses Offer Aesthetic Appeal
An old gas station site is revitalized into a new one-story retail space on a busy corner in Watertown, Massachusetts. The combination of RedBuilt’s Red-S™ trusses and superior customer service proved to be a winning combination for Architect Douglas Annino.
Floor Vibration: An Everyday Thing
Our floor at home is designed for a live load of 40 pounds per square foot. I’ve never actually seen 40 pounds on each square foot of it, not all at once. None of us do. On my floor there’s just a scattering of chairs and tables and two useless cats.
The Red Badger Award
Persistence in problem solving. Never giving up. Doing whatever it takes to service the needs of the customer. These are “Badger-like” behaviors that exemplify RedBuilt™ associates who win the annual Red Badger award.
From lumber mill to flowerpot – the journey of lumber wrap
Because our trusses use a lot of MSR lumber, RedLam™ LVL or LSL, a lot of plastic lumber wrap is peeled off bundles as we get to work turning that material into RedBuilt trusses. At our Hillsboro, OR plant we bag up every bit of that wrap for recycling—adding up to about 5 tons per year!