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The former headquarters building (1978-2014) of the Southern Forest Products Association is a model of raised floor construction in a nonresidential structure, and a showcase for Southern Pine products. Poor soil conditions required a floor system of glulam beams and double 2×12 Southern Pine joists, anchored
atop creosote-treated piling(inset photo) that extend 30″ above grade. The raised floor design includes
an appealing, centered front porch entry, and a convenient loading dock located at one end of
the building.


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Exterior walls were framed using 2×6 Southern Pine studs 24″ on center.


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Located in suburban New Orleans and dedicated in 1978, the building has
10,700 square feet of office space.

Wood flooring and paneling accent theĀ interior decor.


SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.