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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:54 AM

The future of forestry: OSU college gets a major makeover, but not everyone approves

On a campus dominated by red brick and concrete, Oregon State University’s George W. Peavy Forest Science Center stands out.

Now under construction, the centerpiece of the new Oregon Forest Science Complex is being built with massive panels of cross-laminated timber and wooden support beams, all of it sourced from within a 240-mile radius.

The three-story classroom, lab and office building is calculated to serve as a showpiece for the Oregon timber industry and position the school as a leader in the emerging field of commercial construction using advanced wood products.

“This building is transformational in what it’s going to do for our college,” said Dean Thomas Maness.

Read more: http://democratherald.com/corvallis/news/local/the-future-of-forestry-osu-college-gets-a-major-makeover/article_e3cf0e5b-d62b-5686-9198-dbc6b729c475.html

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