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Commercial Painting Project

OHSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Commercial Painting Project

OHSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Commercial Painting Project

OHSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Commercial Painting Project

OHSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Commercial Painting Project

OHSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Collaborative Life Sciences

Project Description

Long Painting applied latex and epoxy paint to GWB walls and soffits, hollow metal doors and frames, caulked and sealed concrete columns, applied traffic coating to floors, painted atrium steel and railings, applied fluid coating to tank liner, applied polyurethane to exterior steel, and intumescent fireproofing at steel stairs, columns, beams and tie rods.

Project Challenge

Three Oregon universities are coming together in one building, expanding teaching facilities, class sizes, and research activities. Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and Portland State University will share space in one 500,000 square foot facility.

Applying intumescent fireproofing to the 1½” round tie rods that were used in the atrium to suspend various ramps and stairs proved to be a complex task. Some of these rods extended sixty five feet high to the roof of the atrium. The challenge was to develop a system to apply the intumescent to the round rods evenly and smoothly with an aesthetically pleasing finish.

Our Solution

Access to these rods was done from boom lifts. Conforming the intumescent coating to the shape of the rods was accomplished by fabricating a special trowel. Utilizing the new trowel design, the Long Painting crew applied the intumescent coating and smoothed it to conform around the rods.