The Federal Centre South Building – USA

Bang up to date, the 2013 US green buildings awards included the Federal Center South Building 1202  which re-claimed remarkably around 200,000 feet of structural timber and 100,000 feet of decking from the decommissioned non-historic WWII warehouse on the site.

According to the green awards citation, the team used “a phased demolition process, wood components were individually harvested from the warehouse. The team pulled nails, unfastened bolts, removed brackets and devices, trimmed out fractures, and sorted the wood before it was shipped to a local mill for structural grading and fabrication for use in the new building. To optimize the use of the available size the engineer suggested the use of composite design for the floor system.” Whatever else you think of the building this super reuse of timber is quite a feat.

Federal Center South

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