Axletree Apartments

Milwaukie, OREGON

Currently underway in Downtown Milwaukie, R&H is the general contractor on this 5-story, 110-unit mixed-use apartment building. The ground floor of the building will consist of leased commercial/retail suites, an interior mechanized parking structure, resident lobby, and amenity space.

R&H worked with the design team to incorporate efficiencies in the structural wood framing of the building, including the use of cross-laminated timber for the building’s corridors, to achieve a safer work environment, increased jobsite productivity and expedited construction schedule.

Progress

R&H worked with Wood Mechanix on framing this 5-story mixed-use building, including the installation of cross-laminated timber or CLT. Panelized wall framing and the use of CLT in the building’s hallway corridors allows for a safer work environment, cleaner jobsite, increased jobsite productivity and weeks of time saved on the project’s schedule.

The team also took in innovative approach to installing the buildings 230+ windows, some of which weighed a whopping 450 lbs. Typically used for high-rise buildings or large glass curtain walls, the telehandler lifts the windows into place, eliminating the need for our crew members to manually lift each window. This process increases jobsite safety and helps make the installation process more efficient. Take a behind-the-scenes look at their technique in the video below!

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