Framework Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Wood Components

Project Name:

RFQ Timeline:
Registration forms due October 13, 2015 at 8:00 am PST, to the project contact below.
Submittals due November 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm PST, to the project contact below.

Link to Addendum #1 dated October 20, 2015.

Link to RFQ Documents. You will need to register with ShareFile to download the documents. Included in the Zipfile for download:

  1. Framework_WoodRFQ_10.06.2015
    Attachment A – Project Schedule_10.05.2015
    Attachment B – Wood Quantities_09.30.2015.pdf
    Attachment C – Sample Subcontract
    Attachment D – Sample Insurance Requirement
    Attachment E – Architectural Plans_10.06.2015

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Framework: First Tall Timber Project in Portland

WALSH is excited to be on the team for this cutting-edge, tall timber project. Please visit Framework and “Like” their page to follow the progress of this innovative and sustainable project as it moves forward.

“A key element of the building design led by Thomas Robinson, principal of LEVER Architecture, is to communicate at street level the project’s innovative use of wood and engineering technology in the development of a high rise structure, along with its relationship to the rural economy. Integrating lessons learned from tall timber structures in Canada and Europe, Robinson and his team are expected to incorporate new structural and architectural technologies that include an engineered wood core and lateral system for seismic integrity and CLT floor panels fabricated up to 50’ in length.”

The proposed building will be a 12-story wood framed building constructed primarily with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) components for the floors and the lateral force resisting system (LFRS), in conjunction with Glue Laminated Beams (GLB) and Glue Laminated Columns (GLC). The super structure will be supported on a conventionally reinforced mat foundation.

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WALSH and OWCB Host Minority Subcontractor Outreach Event

WALSH and OWCB hosted a Minority Subcontractor Outreach Event to provide information and subcontracting opportunities to roughly 45 local MWESB businesses, including Professional Lath & Plaster, Interlaken, Hillebrand Construction, Valley Growers, Art Cortez Construction, Alcantar & Associates and James Faison.

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OWCB Selected for Asian Health & Service Center

O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) is excited to be working on preconstruction with The Asian Health & Service Center  which is planning a new three-story, 30,000 SF office building at the northwest corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Southeast Foster Road.

The new building will allow the agency to offer more classes and meet community medical needs and a third-floor, 6,000 SF community room with a large kitchen will be available to community members.

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12th Avenue Arts Named Winner of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence

12th Avenue Arts in Seattle, Washington was one of ten real estate developments selected as a winner of the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s winners—five in North America, three in Europe, and two in Asia—were honored at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco October 6th. …Read More

Passive House, Orchards at Orenco in Politico Magazine

Orchards at Orenco is a highly efficient, transit-oriented workforce housing project in the Orenco Station neighborhood of Hillsboro for owner/developer REACH CDC. The 57-unit project, designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, is the first phase of the Orchards at Orenco development, which over the course of three phases will total approximately 150 units.

Orchards was awarded Best Affordable Passive Building and also awarded Best Overall Passive Building Project by PHIUS, announced September 10 in Chicago at the 10th Annual North American Passive House Conference.

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Hayashi Rowhomes Creates a Meaningful Relationship with the Outdoors

WALSH is enjoying the teamwork on our third successful project with Project^ and Daniel Childs, project architect with THA Architecture, Inc., on Hayashi Rowhomes currently under construction in North Portland.  Japanese for “woods”, Hayashi’s unique approach is “a meaningful relationship with the outdoors, superb craftsmanship, and thoughtful consideration of a home’s impact on the environment.” Slated for Earth Advantage Platinum certification, each home is being built with the highest environmental standards including low VOC paints, formaldehyde-free cabinetry, tankless water heaters and 95.5% energy efficient gas furnaces in each home.


Link to the article in the DJC.

Marvel 29 in North Portland’s St. Johns Neighborhood Receives LEED Platinum

Built on re-developed land previously occupied by an old gas station and a vacated restaurant, Marvel 29 has received the top Platinum level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S Green Building Council. This is the highest award and Marvel 29 is the first ever project in the US to receive this award executed under a HUD 221(d) (4) loan program. In addition it is the only residential building in St Johns to receive any LEED certification.

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