When Evergreen Aviation purchased the Spruce Goose and barged it from Long Beach, California to Oregon, they needed to give it a new home. A big new home.
Stearns was hired early in the design phase to assist KPFF Consulting Engineers in the completion of the structural design. Our emphasis was on erection stability and safety, deflections and tolerances, panelization and connection design - all critical to successfully complete the 360 foot truss system. Stearns worked closely with Hoffman to construct the steel on-time and on-budget.
Client: Evergreen Aviation Center
Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Contractor: Hoffman Construction
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects
Engineer of Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Size: 159,000 square feet
Number of Levels: 1
System Type: Structural Steel
Completion Date: 1999