Swinerton is on the leading edge of mass timber construction across the nation and here in Oregon. Having recently completed the largest cross laminated timber (CLT) project in the country, Swinerton uses its structural expertise to manage every facet of mass timber procurement, logistics, and self-performed erection. Our ability to coordinate a mass timber frame into the overall project makes Swinerton the best partner when it comes to full building solutions with mass timber.
Portland, Oregon, recently adopted a city-wide ordinance requiring pre-1917 houses that are slated for demolition to be “deconstructed” instead of being flattened or bulldozed. In addition to a healthier environment, this ordinance results in more jobs and millions of pounds of waste diverted from waste streams and instead made available for reuse.
On a Wednesday evening, sitting outside a lab in the heart of Oregon’s Silicon Forest, Steve briefly glances at his notes to prepare for a weekend exam while he waits 5 minutes for tests to complete. He is sure to carry a copy of his notes, digital or physical, no matter where he goes for micro-study sessions like this one. For Steve, it was Wednesday nights like these which defined his MBA experience.
What is the most distinctive feature of the University of Oregon’s Portland-based executive MBA program? Above all else, it is the program’s students. At the Oregon Executive MBA, accomplished professionals from diverse industries come together to earn their MBAs while they continue to lead full time.
Ever since business schools opened their doors, members of the higher education community questioned their existence. Can we call business an academic discipline? What is the intellectual purpose and social utility of a business degree? Questions such as these, along with legitimate frustrations felt by non-business academics, are eloquently articulated in a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Business Schools Have No Business in the University.”