The design of this home was already fully developed and the owner’s vision called for both spectacular architectural features as well as some serious structural work. We created this 3D modeling for the details before providing structural engineering for the timber and conventional shear walls.
Building a Community’s Vision: Kent YMCA
Installation of the girders and beams.
This fall, the citizens of Kent will have a new YMCA that promises to be so much more than a gym. We are honored to be part of a large team bringing a community vision to fruition on the city’s East Hill. When completed the center will include a community kitchen, dedicated studio space for classes, outdoor playing courts, and outdoor gathering space. This YMCA is unique in that it is situated between two city parks, expanding outdoor recreation and play opportunities.
We fabricated the glulam timber roof framing for two wings of the building, including the aquatics center. The roof over the pool required three 12-1/4 x 94-1/2″ x 94′ girders made from Alaska yellow cedar. The remainder of the pool roof glulam beams are Douglas fir, fabricated at Cascade Joinery and treated to preserve them in the extreme conditions of the pool enclosure. The roof of the second wing is comprised of Douglas fir glulam with main beams that are 5-1/8 x 30″ x 62′.
In total, we provided about 55,000 board feet of timber, and the three large pool room girders represent nearly half of that total. The total roof area is about 19,500 square feet. We look forward to seeing the finished YMCA as it opens its doors to the Kent community in September.
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
Located at the main entry to the WSU Pullman Campus, the Center will expand what it means to be a member of the WSU community. The Center will be a gathering place to celebrate culture and diversity and will host scholars, lectures, meetings, and multicultural alumni events. Job fairs, conferences, and collaborative work with WSU colleges will enhance the new center’s offerings.
The architects sought extensive advice from the WSU community for the design. This led to amenities that include four knowledge rooms, an open “living room” space for larger events, and a commercial and demonstration kitchen. Food’s a big part of culture and the center’s kitchen will be integral to events. Art and design also educate visitors on the histories and contributions of African, Native, Latina/o, and Asian Americans to the state of Washington and WSU.
Cascade Joinery worked with the engineers, architects and General Contractor to enhance buildability in the design and specifications for timber roof system. Our crew cut every piece in the roof system on site setting beams as we went. No two pieces are alike. The main arched glulams are either 6” x 30” or 8.75” x 36”, made of naturally rot resistant Port Orford Cedar. The largest pieces are 70’ long and weigh over 6,000 pounds. The main beams are on 8’ centers with 4″ x 8″ purlin beams spanning between them at approximately 4’ on center. The irregular fascia of Port Orford Cedar glulam is 3.125” x 18”. Purlin pitch varied from piece to piece and the purlin spacing varied in each bay. Fascia pieces were mapped to fit after the main beams were set. Our crew completed the roof structure on schedule and the project continues to move forward at a rapid pace and is slated for completion in Spring 2017.
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Timber Framer Guild, Island School of Building: Log Building, Gabriola British Columbia, Canada: September 2020
Woodworks, Mass Timbers Growing Foothold in the Northeast: Assessing the What, Why and How September 2020
Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, WA: September 2020
SEAW, SEAW/AIA DPRC Meeting, Seattle, WA: September 2020
SEAW, NW Conference “Innovations in Structural Engineering”, Seattle, WA: September 2020
Cascade Joinery Mass Timber Install, Kenmore, WA: October 2020
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Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, WA: October 2020
Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Medina, WA: October 2020
Timber Framer Guild, Island School of Building: Timber Frame Post and Beam, Gabriola British Columbia, Canada: October 2020
SEAW, SEAW/AIA DPRC Meeting, Seattle, WA: October 2020
Woodworks, Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide, Webinar: October 2020
Timber Framers Guild, Island School of Building: Timber Frame Hammer and Bents, Gabriola British Columbia, Canada: November 2020
Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, WA: November 2020
SEAW, SEAW/AIA DPRC Meeting, Seattle, WA: November 2020
Woodworks, Webinar, Enclosure Design for Mass Timber Buildings, November 2020
Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Whidby Island, WA: December 2020
Seattle AIA, Mass Timber Committee Meeting, Seattle, WA: December 2020
SEAW, SEAW/AIA DPRC Meeting, Seattle, WA: December 2020
Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Bainbridge Island, WA: February 2021
Cascade Joinery Mass Timber Install, Seattle, WA: March 2021
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Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Bellingham, WA: June 2021
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Timber Framers Guild, TFG Western Conference 2021, Blaine, WA: June 2021
Cascade Joinery Timber Frame Raising, Mukilteo, WA: August 2021