Matsushita Semiconductor

Stearns was hired by the owner as a prime contractor to provide the structural design and to furnish and install the structural steel, metal deck, and stairs. The Matsushita Semiconductor Fabrication Plant had to demonstrate excellent floor performance due to the heavy and vibration-sensitive equipment for this 265,000 sq.ft, 3-level structure. In order to achieve the project requirements, Stearns designed and constructed the long-span, ballroom-truss roof and floor systems using SmartBeam. Superior vibration performance and significant cost savings were attained while maintaining an aggressive construction schedule.


Project Details

Client: Matsushita Semiconductor

Location: Puyallup, Washington

Contractor: Obayashi Corporation

Architect: Lockwood-Greene

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 265,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Smartbeam, Structural Steel

Completion Date: 1995