In an effort to build a home on Haight Street in north Portland before the end of July, the non-profit housing provider chose to use a panelized system framing manufactured by Northwest Structural Components, a division of The Parr Company.
The wall panels were constructed offsite based on builder blueprints and specifications and replace the traditional site framing. The state-of-art process saves Habitat not only time and money, but will reduce waste and theft, leaving cleaner job sites and fewer environmental impacts.
“Using NSC panels saved weeks, if not a month, from the construction timeline,” said Steve Messinetti, executive director of Portland Metro Habitat for Humanity.
Though The Parr Company has been a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity, this is the first time the panels will be used to build a Habitat home in the Portland Metro area.