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With decades of experience in specialty commercial construction, we have successfully completed a wide range of design-build and tenant improvement projects in complex environments. As the primary small projects contractor at OHSU for over 25 years, we have extensive experience with healthcare construction projects including patient care spaces, clean rooms, and sterile processing areas. Additionally we have a wealth of experience with commercial and office tenant improvement projects, food service and hospitality projects, educational space improvements, and specialized facility infrastructure projects like telecom and server rooms. Our background meeting exacting standards gives us the expertise to tackle projects of any scale or complexity.

Knight Cancer Center - Chemotherapy Mixing Lab

Knight Cancer Center, OHSU

Chemotherapy Mixing Lab

As the only chemotherapy compounding laboratory in the facility, running a compressed schedule to reduce down time was a must. As an added challenge, this project was to be completed while patients receiving chemotherapy infusion continued to be seen in close proximity to the job site in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our team was willing and able to extend work days in order to complete the project in a compressed timeline while limiting the number of personnel on and around the job site. This not only allowed us to keep on schedule, but also helped us to avoid trade stacking, maintain social distancing, and ensure the safety of patients, clinic staff and our team.

Mark O. Hatfield Research Center Trauma Elevator Upgrades

Mark O. Hatfield Research Center, OHSU

Trauma Elevator Upgrades

A critical project to upgrade OHSU’s life flight trauma elevators was dependent upon major structural upgrades to the penthouse elevator machine room.

Schaffran Construction assembled the right team, worked through complex site constraints and safety concerns, and collaborated with our construction partners and the design team to complete the structural scope on schedule so the entire project could be completed before trauma season. Not only did this project allow our team to fully utilize the depth and breadth of their expertise and skills, it also gave us the opportunity to build a new partner relationship with the great team at Swan Island Sheet Metal Works.

Sam's Cafe at OHSU Oregon Health & Science University

Sam Jackson Hall, OHSU

Sam’s Cafe

Our client needed a high-end café built within a short timeframe and within budget, in a high-traffic, high -profile location at OHSU.

We collaborated with the design team to deliver the aesthetic and functionality required by the end user. In order to stay on schedule and on budget, the construction schedule was layered to reduce overall timeline and costs. As a hospitality establishment, Sam’s Cafe continues to be the most profitable of the campus coffee shops.

OHSU Oregon Health & Science University

University Hospital South, OHSU

10C26 Sound Mitigation

This radiology meeting and teaching space was largely unusable because of sound transfer from building mechanical systems located above the ceiling and in an adjacent mechanical shaft.

When we determined that the solution proposed by a third-party acoustical engineer was not executable, we worked with our partners to replace the existing drop ceiling with a custom-designed suspended gypsum ceiling with an integrated soundboard layer. Our solution dramatically reduced the ambient mechanical noise and made the space useable for lectures and meetings.

Richard Jones Hall at OHSU

Richard Jones Hall, OHSU

Microsteam® Turbine Installation

Our client needed to integrate a sizable and complex turbine electricity generator into their existing building steam system. Due the equipment’s tight tolerances and the multiple utilities involved, the scope was constantly evolving.

Our design team identified and onboarded several specialty contractors to aid with engineering and design. Coordinating with our partners, we successfully executed the precision work, installing the first ever Microsteam® Turbine Power System in Oregon.