Swinerton’s early commitment to mass timber began in 2016 with the design, permitting, and construction of the then largest mass timber office building in the USA, which was delivered 4 months faster and 4% cheaper than structural steel. Swinerton’s proactive approach and services in the preconstruction phase fosters highly collaborative teams based in truth, trust, and transparency. We deliver high-value solutions to projects that also reduce operating costs through high performance and Net Zero buildings.
In a short period of time, Swinerton has become known for taking on and successfully delivering some of the most challenging mass timber projects in the country. With the number of projects expected to double every two years, Swinerton has assembled a knowledge base and resources that is not only unparalleled, but sought out by design teams and owners who can tap into a deep pool of experience.
MAKING PROJECTS PENCIL
We recognize the challenges of developing a project around a new structural system and we bring our expertise to project teams that are seeking creative solutions to make a project financially viable. Our efforts are directed toward reducing overall cost of construction through smart and informed selections of not just the structural system, but how we can leverage complimentary benefits in building mechanical, electrical, envelope, and interior systems.
Because Swinerton is a national leader in numerous construction market sectors, we combine market sector knowledge with mass timber advantages to bring beneficial outcomes to our clients. We have pioneered solutions to market sectors, including: Affordable Housing, Aviation, Civic, Community College, Corporate Accounts, Healthcare, Higher Education, Life Science, Office and will soon add Hospitality and Residential.
Mass timber can be faster if it is well understood and critical steps are considered in the design and construction phases, such as: bringing on the mass timber trade partner, detailing fabrication during the design phase, securing design-build trade partners for MEP and envelope, and scheduling strategies for critical follow on subcontractors. We will maximize prefabrication and deliver a kit of parts to assemble against the digital twin developed in the design phase. Swinerton has a proven track record in mass timber, delivering construction 20% faster than conventional construction and 30% faster on full project delivery (design and construction) with early cost certainty.
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS & LOWER OPERATING COSTS
Low energy mechanical solutions, natural daylighting strategies, more robust envelope performance Swinerton understands how to bring these solutions to the table in a synergistic way. We provide opportunities for projects to be delivered as Net Zero Energy and engage in robust discussions around Life Cycle Analysis and Net Zero Carbon solutions.
Featured Mass Timber Projects
Having completed a variety of projects across the country using glulam beams as structural elements, Swinerton leads the design, engineering, procurement, logistics, and installation process to deliver a turnkey structural frame.
San Francisco, CA
Santa Anna, CA
San Diego, CA
Featured Mass Timber News
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