Only a few short weeks separate today until the Mass Timber Conference kicks off in Portland, Oregon!
The first annual Mass Timber Conference (short for “massive timber”) will be hosted by the Forest Business Network at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. A diversity of sectors is expected to be represented at the event including architects, engineers, city planners, construction companies, mass timber manufacturers, fire officials, state and federal agencies, code officials, environmental and forestry NGOs, and academia.
Participants will attend panels during the three day conference with topics such as U.S. Market Growth, Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities, and International Market Lessons Learned.
(Interior of Framework, one of the buildings on the Mass Timber Building Tour. Photo credit: Works Partnership Architecture)
The focus of the conference is to “explore current opportunities and obstacles for cross-laminated timber, nail-laminated timber, glulam panels, laminated veneer lumber, and other mass timber construction in North America and how to execute projects today.”
While the conference has a North American focus, participants from around the world will share their experiences in the international movement. In addition to USA and Canada, attendees will be coming from Denmark, Australia, Germany, Austria, England, and New Zealand.
Keep an eye out for New England Forestry Foundation staff member Emily Kingston who will be attending the conference and the Mass Timber Building Tour!