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Project Completion: Columbia Tech Center, Buildings 687 & 688


Christmas came early in December for PacTrust’s Columbia Tech Center Buildings 687 & 688 in Vancouver, WA. The project achieved Building Shell Certificate of Completion for Building 687, and a Final C of O for Building 688 which is fully leased and was ready for business before the holidays.

These two buildings were a bit off the norm for PacTrust, and a new first for Sierra Portland team. A Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Hem-Fir roof panel system, Doug-Fir glu-lam beams, and Doug-Fir glu-lam columns. Concealed knife plate connectors for the glu-lam column, and beam connections with matching wood plugs for the bolt penetrations created a sleek and seamless look throughout the buildings. The exterior finishes were a mixture of heavily revealed tilt panels, ribbed and flat metal panels, and an overabundance of glazing was a huge draw for potential tenants and resulted a fully leased 688 building and a 50% leased 687 building.

A big congratulations to the entire management team and stellar field crew who successfully battled through the summer supply chain/inflationary pricing issues and still delivered a top notch finished product.

Sierra Construction Team:

Guy Blanchard, Senior Project Manager
Rory Koch, Project Manager
Jessica Dowrey, Project Administrator
Allan Vigue, Superintendent
Field staff: Steven Baldwin, Brain Buckreus, Allan Vigue Sr, Dale Eastman, & Juan Ramirez Vargas

Project Team:

Developer: PacTrust
Architect: TVA Architects
Engineers: Mackay Sposito & VLMK
General Contractor: Sierra Construction

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