RRCC

Case Study #7

photo credit: Useful Waste Initiative

Background

An affordable housing project nestled alongside a natural wetlands. The team integrated healing and health into the building, which was reflected in the mock-up.

Mock-Up Drawings

drawings and permission by CHA

Key Takeaways

Cost: Mock-up allowance $15,000

Floor construction: Donating a mock-up with a floor assembly complete is important. This mock-up did not have a fully complete floor and posed a challenge to repurpose and add-on the full floor after the walls were constructed. Volunteers worked together to jack-up the walls and reframe a complete floor below.

Forklift maneuvering: the H4A site is underneath the Morrison Bridge which creates a tight space for construction and set-up. We had an experienced forklift operator, Toma Solano, who skillfully got the mock-up off the truck and into its final location.

Construction Type

wood framed

Project Type

multi-family housing

Location

Tigard, Oregon

Architect

Carleton Hart Architecture

Contractor

LMC Construction

Conversion By

volunteers from Hygiene4All, City Repair Project, and PSU School of Architecture

Developer/Owner

CPAH

Design

2020

Construction

Project construction team donated 3-wall mock-up (without floor and roof)

Donation

August 2020

Gerlock transportation and Cascadia Clusters delivered and transported mock-up to Hygiene4All site location

August 2021

Conversion

Approx. 3 days build with volunteers. 



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