Project Profile

Owned and operated by Metro regional government, the Oregon Convention Center is the largest exhibition venue in the Northwest. The premier location for industry trade shows and meetings, auctions and private receptions, the LEED Silver-certified structure — with its 207 ft. twin glowing green glass spires — defines Portland’s east bank skyline. Housing the worlds largest Foucault Pendulum, the nearly million sq. ft. building was designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects. In 1988, Snyder installed the original 95,000 square foot roof.

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Opening in 1990 and expanded in 2003, the Phase 1 Snyder project scope included removal of the existing roof and salvage of existing insulation. Further enhancing the life and health of the OCC facility, Snyder was engaged to install a new 80 mil. PVC roof from Sarnafil, counterflashings and fall protection anchors, roof ladders and building panel joints. The near constant use of the building requires near constant maintenance and oversight. And yet, outside of Portland International Airport, the Oregon Convention Center is often the first architectural handshake for visitors to the city. It provides a valuable chance to make a lasting first impression.

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Solutions Highlights

  • Removal and Salvage: Removal of legacy roof and salvage of existing insulation
  • PVC Roofing: Sarnafil® 80 mil. PVC roof
  • Component Installation: Install counterflashings, fall protection anchors, roof ladders, building panel joints

Project At-A-Glance

  • Client Metro
  • Location Portland, OR
  • Groundbreaking 1988
  • Opening 1990 (Original)
  • Full Completion 2003
  • Owner Metro
  • Architect Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF)
  • Snyder Estimator