A LEED Certified
ThinkBIG Dealer Services Technology Building
Portland Community College
Portland Community College partners with Northwest Caterpillar dealerships to offer the ThinkBig Dealer Services Technology program, a two-year associate degree program that prepares students to become qualified and experienced Caterpillar Service technicians. The new LEED Gold certified building doubles the space previously available for ThinkBIG on campus, allowing the college to improve the delivery and deepen the offerings of this specialized training program.
The pre-engineered metal building is home to several distinct spaces, including administration offices, classrooms, and a large equipment area. This portion of the building mimics current dealership facilities, simulating real on-the-job experiences for students. Our work on the Peterson Machinery Oregon Campus project informed our approach to managing the technical and specialty aspects of the building. The training space boasts three service bays, each with overhead bridge cranes and areas for parts maintenance. In addition to the engineering feats inherent in the project, we overcame several challenges, including successfully navigating program changes, a shifting schedule, and construction during the COVID pandemic.
LEED Gold Certification
DJC Building Diversity Winner
TopProjects 2nd Place
Rock Creek Campus
“Students, faculty, business partners and the region’s workforce will be positively impacted by this marvelous new facility for many years to come…ThinkBIG is a stellar example of what community colleges and business partners, companies like Caterpillar, can do together.”
Dr. Adrien Bennings, President PCC
New technology installed in the classrooms facilitates a modern learning experience.
Heavy Machinery Engineering
Our partner such and such helped engineer the 18 workstations, 3 bridge cranes, and 1 JIB crane, complete with a covered outdoor training area.