Forest Ecosystem Research Laboratory



Prior to founding DAY CPM, Mike Day provided CM/GC Senior Project Management services for this mixed-use facility at Oregon State University. The four-story research and educational facility houses the University’s College of Forestry. The facility boasts some dramatic one-of-a-kind features, such as its 4,200 square foot “reaction floor and wall” (a 17 foot deep concrete floor and wall used for testing the durability of laminated wood beams and assemblies). The laboratory also includes a Bio-Safety Level 3 insect-rearing containment facility, two specialized greenhouses for growing and studying transgenic plants, a GIS room that allows students to forecast weather and other environmental conditions anywhere in the world, plus top-of-the line laboratories and teaching spaces. The project required a well-choreographed construction plan since this laboratory abuts an occupied adjacent facility.
Client: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR
Project Size: 100,000 SF
Project Budget: $27 Million
Completion: June 1997