Central Oregon Commercial Builder of the Year
2022 Excellence Award from the Central Oregon Builders Association
2022 Excellence Award from the Central Oregon Builders Association
Highwire Platinum Safety Winner x3
Engineering News-Record Top 100 Green Building Contractors List
Fortis delivers a state-of-the-art DNA manufacturing facility
Advancing Prefabrication is North America’s premier thought-leadership conference dedicated to revolutionizing prefab, modular and industrialized manufacturing approaches across the AEC supply chain.
"Changing the Game for Generations to Come"
Our culture is the magic that unifies us
Three consecutive years as Top-100 Contractor
Oregon Business annual rankings
Advancing on the list with overall firm rank and eight additional categories
A 30-minute walk-and-talk tour with BLRB Architects Principal Richard Higgins
University of Portland Dundon-Berchtold Hall, University of Oregon Tykeson Hall, and Kaiser Permanente Beaverton Medical & Dental Building are recognized for excellence
The 2020 ranking by The Oregonian for the Top Workplaces in Oregon and SW Washington are out, and Fortis Construction is set as the #8 Top Workplace for Midsize Employers. This is the eighth consecutive year that Fortis has been ranked as a top employer, and the sixth time that the company has been ranked in the top 10.
About the Rankings:
The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
Partnering with Facebook to support local communities
The 2020 Engineering-News Record Rankings are out
Engineering-News Record has released its 2020 rankings
Exceptional and consistent growth driven by our Core Values
The LEED Gold Fariborz Maseeh Hall demonstrates innovation and green building
See where Fortis ranks among the nation’s largest construction firms
Celebrating a year of successes and the holiday season at Portland's Pure Space
A 2019 National Merit Award winner for Commercial/Office
General Contractors Magazine's list of "The Best University Campus Contractors in the US"
Fortis Construction moves up in Top Lists, Green Building and multiple Market Sectors
11x ranked thanks to 146% growth
Fortis jumps 67 spots from 2018
2019 Northwest Firm of the Year
Fortis' first time to be ranked the ENR Northwest Firm of the Year
One of the top-10 innovative projects in the U.S. setting the standard in design and sustainability
Join the team to work with Fortis Construction and Facebook's Data Center Build Program
"It is something we are very proud of and think turned out even better than we hoped."
Celebrating a year of success and experiencing the joy of shared success!
Oregon Zoo Education Center, OSU-Cascades Tykeson Hall and the PSU Stott Center + Viking Pavilion are winners
Fortis Construction's third DeMuro Award for for excellence in preservation, reuse, and community revitalization.
Best in category for Education: University of Oregon Straub Hall Renovation and Classroom Addition
Kevin Leon Salazar joins Fortis Construction's Gresham High School Modernization team on site for a summer internship.
ENR's Top 100 Green Building Contractors Rankings for 2018
1.8 million square feet of state-of-the-art construction.
Take a video tour of Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center
With a 118% three-year growth rate, Fortis is ranked as one of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for the 10th time
Fortis will build the new 60,000-square-foot medical office building
A #1 ranking for projects in Oregon & SW Washington
A ranking as the #74 Best Green Workplace in the State.
"...Viking Pavilion is about much more than hoops."
Supporting an institution making a positive impact in the community...
A $70 million modernization
A 2018 ranking in the Top 10
Fortis breaks into the Top-5 Data Center Contractors in the U.S.
Fortis' 5th consecutive year being named a Top Workplace
Fortis is a 9-Time Honoree as a Fastest-Growing Company in America
Building Design + Construction's new rankings are out...
Breaking into the Top 10 with a #7 ranking...
The cutting-edge facility has achieved LEED Gold certification. The building received a total of 69 points from the U.S. Green Building Council, with highlights including a maximum amount of points for Innovation in Design and outstanding scores for sustainability in Energy & Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality.
Click here for the full details on the LEED Scorecard.
About the project...
Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus Building 5 was honored by the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon as the 2016 Renovation of the Year.
The 63,00-square-foot, $21 million renovation and expansion serves as doorway into the campus and provides new connections between student activities and services to enhance the overall academic environment. The vastly expanded Building 5 provides general purpose classrooms accompanied by a variety of student study spaces, a new Student Center with numerous services for the PCC Student Government (ASPCC), a new home for the Foods & Nutrition Program with specialized laboratory and learnings spaces, a multi-purpose physical education/dance room, and faculty offices. These teaching and learning environments are complemented by new campus amenities including the PCC Rock Creek Bookstore, a dining hall and a café.
Among many other sustainable efforts put in place to achieve LEED Gold certification, 98 percent of all Building 5 construction waste was recycled, which equates to 1,763 tons of material diverted from landfills.
The award-winning facility was designed and built in collaboration with Opsis Architecture.
Update to the May 17th Posting
For the fourth consecutive year, Fortis is named a 100 Best Green Workplace.
Fortis moves up 61 spots to a ranking of the #99 contractor in the U.S.
Winners include the #1 Renovation and #1 High-Performance Building
This is the 7th time Fortis has landed on the list...
The Fortis Construction Safety Committee has been awarded the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety & Health (GOSH) Award. The recognition is bestowed only every other year to two total companies.
Enable the people closest to the activity to develop, improve and drive the initiatives
10 Years and counting as a Best Company to Work For in Oregon...
The Trillium Secure Adolescent Inpatient Facility on the the world's most visited architecture website.
Fortis ranks in the Top 10 for Commercial Real Estate & Development
The WU Sparks Fitness Center and UO Straub Hall achieve LEED Gold Certification.
The Daily Journal of Commerce - Oregon places Fortis as the top general contractor in the region.
Two Fortis Construction-built projects garnered prestigious honors at the 2016 International Interior Design Association Oregon Chapter Design Excellence Awards. The awards highlight the exceptional interior design work that is occurring in the Pacific Northwest.
World-class mountaineer and best-selling author Ed Viesturs joined Fortis at its company retreats to help focus strategic, long-term goals. Check out this video for the highlights…
The Oregonian's annual ranking has placed Fortis Construction at the #5 Top Workplace in Oregon and southwest Washington.
The Fortis-built and Bora-designed new OSU-Cascades Tykeson Hall was celebrated with a grand-opening ceremony on Tuesday, September 13th. For coverage of the event including video and photos, click the following links:
KTVZ: OSU-Cascades opens its new, long-awaited Bend home
Bend Bulletin: OSU-Cascades campus officially open
OSU-Cascades: OSU-Cascades opens as Oregon’s first new public university in 50 years
As the first new four-year public university to open in Oregon in more than 50 years, OSU-Cascades will first welcome 1,200 students this fall. That number is expected to grow to as many as 5,000 students in just the next eight years. OSU-Cascades' fall term at the new campus begins September 21st.
“This campus launches a new era for educational attainment, economic growth, community partnerships and cultural enrichment in Central Oregon.”
~ Oregon State President Ed Ray
Building Design + Construction has named Fortis Construction the #47 Top University Construction Firm in the United States.
For the full list, click the following link: http://www.bdcnetwork.com/top-100-university-construction-firms
Representing the highest ranking achieved in data center construction by Fortis, the company has been ranked the #8 Data Center Construction Firm in the United States by Building Design + Construction.
Read the full article here:
In Building Design + Construction's 2016 rankings, Fortis Construction, Inc. has placed within the Top 70 Construction Management Firms in the United States and within the Top 115 Contractor Firms in the United States. Representing the highest rankings ever achieved on each list, Fortis has placed as the #23 Construction Management Firm and as the #70 Top Contractor.
Click on a link below to view the full list:
Engineering News Record's 2016 list of the top project delivery firms has placed Fortis Construction, Inc. as the #60 Construction Management At-Risk firm in the United States. This is the highest ranking ever achieved by Fortis, representing a jump of more than 40 positions from 2015.
Fortis is the only company with 2015 revenues greater than $400 million to make the list.
In the 2016 ENR Top 400 Contractors rankings, Fortis has moved up 63 spots from #223 in 2015 to #160 in 2016.
In collaboration with the University of Oregon and Merryman Barnes Architects, Fortis Construction has completed a $3 million remodel of the historic downtown Eugene, Oregon, 942 Olive Building. The project creates a new innovation hub to serve as the home for the Eugene branch of the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN), a collaborative program to help create companies and jobs in the southern Willamette Valley, and to two University of Oregon programs.
The new space brings the latest ideas in sustainability and green chemistry, product design studios, and RAIN’s entrepreneurial activities “together under one roof,” said Jim Hutchison, a UO chemistry professor and a founder of the invention greenhouse.
For full project details and additional images, click here to view The Register-Guard feature article.
Ground has now been broken for the Portland State University Viking Pavilion—a $50 million renovation of the 50-year-old Peter W. Stott Center that will also add a 3,000-seat basketball arena and 15,000 square feet of study and lecture space for students.
"This will be great for the whole campus and an asset for the Portland region. It's not just a building for athletics, but for the whole campus, allowing study and reading space for all students."
~University President Wim Wiewel
Get the full details on the ground-breaking ceremony with pictures and video by The Oregonian by clicking here.
Builder’s Choice is a new Daily Journal of Commerce feature offering a look at the projects being tackled by local construction, architecture and engineering firms. The most recent Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon article features Fortis Construction, with the description of five signature projects in Oregon.
Click here for a link to the article: http://djcoregon.com/news/2016/04/01/builders-choice-fortis-construction/
"A high-achieving environment supports staff and pushes them to new levels of performance."
News source Bisnow has published multiple articles on the Facebook Forth Worth Data Center, which is currently under construction. Click on the links below for the full articles:
The donation provides ER children in need with clothing for the next two years.
Oregon OSHA's current Health and Safety Resource newsletter features Fortis Construction...
Fortis Senior Project Manager Rob Fallow serves as a speaker and panelist...
27 Fortis volunteers served nearly 1,200 meals at the Blanchet House
"Building operations are nearly 40% of the solution to the global climate change challenge. While climate change is a global problem, innovative companies like Fortis Construction are addressing it through local solutions.”
- Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council
Fortis Construction has achieved LEED Commercial Interiors Gold certification with this large professional services firm office in Seattle's US Bank Centre. The 40,000-square-foot, multi-floor office was built out over six months, with construction concluding in early 2015.
The workplace provides extensive open-office space, collaboration and meeting environments, various amenities and a connecting stair. In more detail, the firm’s new office includes a large flex space that can be used for entertaining, training and hoteling workstations. Moveable walls allow the space to adjust to the specific needs of these functions. Also, adjacent to this flex space is a dedicated training center. This juxtaposition to the flex space combined with the moveable-wall system allows the training center to more than double in size, as needed.
In addition to the large flex space and training center, the office includes an extensive range of conference, meeting and breakout spaces to support the firm’s overall young and highly mobile workforce. These spaces accommodate a range of group sizes and work styles: barstool-like seating at windows provides solitary workspace with a view; open-area bench seating with dry-erase boards and large monitors allow for impromptu, mid-size team meetings; and dedicated conference rooms allow for large, private meetings with videoconferencing support.
Also catering to the mobile workforce, this Seattle office is supported by a dedicated Business Center, IT Customer Support Center, Service Hub and Interactive Café. Detailed wayfinding/signage and a centrally located connecting stair ensure that support areas can be efficiently accessed by both Seattle-based staff as well as the unfamiliar traveling staff member and visiting client. Other amenities include a breakout gaming space, large kitchen and a break room with a small kitchen and coffee bar.
To provide a Seattle-specific look and feel while aligning with the large professional service firm’s corporate standards, Fortis completed numerous customs installations ranging from Chihuly art displays and regionally named conference room signage to coffee-bean infused glass panels and locally salvaged reclaimed wood elements. Also, to take advantage of the 360-degree views from the 27th and 28th floors, these custom details and the overall office layout combine to give emphasis to the exceptional sightlines to the Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountain Range and Puget Sound.
In the 2015 Top Workplaces list, published by The Oregonian, Fortis Construction has been ranked the #6 Top Workplace. Within midsize companies (100-499 employees), this sets Fortis as the top-ranked construction firm.
For the full article and additional details, click here for the Oregonian/OregonLive feature.
Fortis Construction is committed to building an enduring organization. To do so, we are establishing a foundation based upon Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. The following video highlights Envisioned Future work sessions from the Fortis 2015 company retreats.
FORTIS ENVISIONED FUTURE from Fortis Construction on Vimeo.
Since being founded in 2003, Fortis Construction Inc. has now grown to be ranked the #74 Top Contractor in the country according to the newly released list by Building Design + Construction Magazine.
In addition to being named a Top 100 Contractor in the United States, Fortis achieved the following sector-specific rankings:
Relationships. Winning. Pioneering. Pride.
The Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus Building 7 has officially achieved LEED Gold certification.
Building 7 is the first major project built through the 2008 voter-approved bond measure, and this certification demonstrates that tax payers are receiving high-performance projects. Through this effort, an inefficient '90s structure was significantly upgraded with a 26,000-square-foot addition. The space makes room for new classrooms; study areas; and the Multicultural, Student Learning, Teaching Learning and Women’s Resource centers. The remainder of the building houses science and technology laboratories and classrooms plus campus administrative and office space.
The project team for the $10.6 million renovation and expansion includes Fortis Construction with Faison Construction and Northwest Infrastructure as well as designer Opsis Architecture.
Click here for the full news release by PCC.
July 07, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Fortis Construction in joint venture with DPR Construction, two of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, today break ground on a new data center for Facebook in the AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth.
The 500,000-square-foot facility will incorporate the latest in computing infrastructure design. The facility is expected to be online starting in late 2016.
“Our team is excited and proud that this relationship with Facebook now includes four data center campuses and more than two million square feet of construction,” said Executive Vice President David Aaroe of DPR Fortis. “This is an enjoyable effort for all who are involved, when we can deliver one of the most advanced, efficient, and sustainable data centers in the world while bringing new jobs and investment to the Fort Worth area.”
“We’re excited to be celebrating this significant project milestone and continuing to support Facebook in the development of the most efficient computing infrastructure possible,” said Andy Andres of DPR Fortis. “Our DPR Fortis team will build upon our previous experience to deliver a world-class mission critical facility.”
This Fort Worth project is the fourth Facebook data center campus built by the DPR Fortis Mission Critical team—a joint venture between DPR Construction and Fortis Construction. Previous projects include:
To view this release on BusinessWire, click here.
To visit Facebook's official Facebook Page for the Fort Worth Data Center, click here. For Mark Zuckerberg's post on the project, click here.
Below is the announcement posted by Facebook's Ken Patchett, Director of Data Center Operations, West Region:
We're thrilled to announce that we've started construction on our newest data center, right here in Fort Worth, Texas. Along with our Prineville, Forest City, Lulea, and Altoona data centers, Fort Worth will soon be one of the cornerstones of the global infrastructure that brings Facebook apps and services to you every day and is helping connect billions more people through Internet.org.
We put a lot of effort into choosing where to locate a facility like this. There are a lot of things we look for — everything from a shovel-ready site, to access to renewable energy, to great partnerships with the local community, to a strong pool of local talent for construction and long-term operations staff. We think we've found all that and more in Fort Worth, and we're excited to be getting started.
Our Fort Worth facility will be one of the most advanced, efficient, and sustainable data centers in the world. It will feature the latest in our Open Compute Project hardware designs — including Yosemite, Wedge, and 6-pack — and it will be cooled using outdoor air instead of energy-intensive air conditioners. (Yes, we can make that work even in the middle of the kinds of summers we have here in Texas.)
The Fort Worth data center will also be powered by 100% renewable energy, thanks to the 200 MW of new wind energy that we worked with Citigroup Energy, Alterra Power Corporation, and Starwood Energy Group to bring to the Texas grid. Construction on the project is already under way on a 17,000-acre site in Clay County, just 90 miles from the data center, and we expect it to begin delivering clean energy to the grid by 2016. 200 MW is more energy than we will need for the foreseeable future, and we're proud to have played a role in bringing this project to Texas.
The other thing we are proud to be able to bring to Texas are new jobs and investment. You can read more about the impact our data center investments have had so far in Oregon, North Carolina, and Sweden, but for us it goes beyond just economic impact. We are making our home here in Fort Worth, and we want to do what we can to help the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the state of Texas continue to thrive.
Thank you to those of you who have helped us get to this point. We are excited to be here!
In 2015, Fortis Construction has been named the #60 Best Green Workplace in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. This is a jump of eight positions over the 2014 ranking. You can see the full results of the survey and rankings here.
Fortis Construction has been selected for the Stott Center renovation and the new Viking Pavilion multipurpose arena.
Fortis Construction Inc. has been named to the Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for seven consecutive years. Thank you to all of our great clients and hard-working team members for making this possible!
Oregon Business magazine has released its sixth annual 100 Best Green Workplaces results and Fortis has ranked #68. Click here to read the article for the full details.
In 2013, Fortis reclaimed and diverted a total of 9,233 out of 10,903 tons - or 85% - of waste from landfills.
We’ve been upgraded to Sustainability at Work’s Gold Certification. Originally our recent office renovation qualified us for Silver Certification with the implementation of several sustainability efforts around the office including improved energy efficiency of our business operations and a waste reduction and recycling program that has had significant results. Courtney Norris, our sustainability leader, helped us implement more sustainable initiatives to get us to this new level. Our new bike parking is already getting lots of use.