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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


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Building Design and Details


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The Centennial Research Facility was designed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Engineering, Inc., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with HDR, Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska. FPL, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District procured the construction services of Kraemer Brothers LLC. of Plain, Wisconsin.
  • Approximately 90,000 square feet of space
  • Two stories at west end (Durability research area, offices, chemistry labs, conference space, and mechanical room)
  • Single-story high-bay everywhere else (Wood Preservation, Composite Sciences, and Engineering Mechanics)
  • Combined steel and wood structure with precast concrete panel exterior skin, composite wood fins, and an EPDM roof system
  • Interior observation area overlooking large, high-bay laboratories
  • Glazing along Gifford Pinchot Drive to allow pedestrians a view of interior functions



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