High bay featuring three-story structural wall for testing wood products in the new A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory
Rising up on the west side of the Corvallis campus, the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory brings a high tech look to the area of barns and fields associated with the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. When completed, the lab (also known as the AWP) will house research devoted to finding new ways to use timber products in structures—both residential and commercial—and new ways of building and engineering using wood.
The black metal building contains a high bay area— capable of holding a three-story structure. The high bay area will have plenty of space for large, long panels and beams. The floor is reinforced to hold heavy structures. The AWP will be a resource for undergraduate and graduate students learning about mass timber research, manufacturing, design and engineering and will enhance the undergrad research experience for College of Forestry students.
The A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory is made possible by a donation of $6 million by A.A. “Red” Emmerson, found of Sierra Pacific Industries, the second largest lumber company in the United States. The AWP is slated to be up and running by mid-summer 2019.