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What is Mass Timber?

Mass Timber is a new category of wood product that can revolutionize how the world builds.

It is comprised of multiple solid wood panels nailed or glued together, which provide exceptional strength and stability.

It’s a strong, low-carbon alternative to concrete and steel.

new code changes were passed for the 2021 code cycle that allow mass timber buildings up to 18 stories tall.

Source: Think Wood

Popular Types of Mass Timber

Why use Mass Timber?

  • Project sites require 90% less construction traffic

  • 15 times lighter than steel and 5 times lighter than concrete

  • Small-diameter logs are ethically harvested and replanted

  • Leaving behind old-growth trees, promoting healthy forests

  • "Carbon sequestration." 50% of the dry weight of wood is carbon

  • Mass Timber buildings are ~25% faster to construct than concrete

  • Modular construction is much faster at closing the building envelope

  • Factory CNC precision, with a climate-controlled manufacturing process

  • The warm appearance and aesthetics of timber are inviting and welcoming

  • Replacing steel with Mass Timber reduces CO2 by between 15% and 20%

  • During a fire resistance test of a 5-ply cross-laminated timber (CLT) panel wall the panel exceeded 1,800 Fahrenheit and lasted 3 hours and 6 minutes. Far more than the two-hour rating that building codes require.

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