Build Health is excited to welcome its newest industry member, Swinerton! Here at the lab, we believe collaboration between disciplines is crucial to creating a healthier built environment. Including the construction industry and contractors in on the conversation is important to ensuring our research and concepts are implemented in reality. Please see Swinerton’s bio below to find out more about our new member:
Since our inception in 1888, Swinerton has been building peace of mind for 132 years and serving the Pacific Northwest for 47 years. Innovation and leadership in technology is a long-standing tradition for Swinerton. From fire-resistant brick, used to reconstruct wood buildings after the disastrous 1889 Bakersfield fire, to pioneering steel-reinforced concrete construction to replace buildings destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, to being a demonstrated thought leader in mass timber construction in the United States. Swinerton has survived and thrived because of our willingness to adapt and we have always had a keen awareness of transformative building trends. Our belief is that building green is building smart. We built one of the first green roofs in the nation in 1971, and achieved LEED Gold certification in USGBC’s pilot program for our corporate headquarters. We also received international recognition for construction of over 5 Gigawatts of renewable energy sources, and achieved net zero energy for our Swinerton Renewable Energy’s main office. Being a recognized thought leader in mass timber construction is a natural continuation of a passion that is a core part of our DNA.