The bipartisan Farm Bill promotes new and innovative uses for wood as part of the Timber Innovation Act - which accelerates the research and development of wood for use in construction projects, like cross-laminated timber (CLT).
The USDA will give Oregon State University nearly $500,000 to study the effects of moisture accumulation in mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings.
A CLT panel failed last March during construction of a new campus building at Oregon State. Now we know why.
A cross-laminated timber panel has failed during construction of a new campus building at Oregon State University (OSU), giving way between the second and third stories. Construction has been halted.
Washington State raises cross-laminated timber panels at fourth K-12 school in pilot project for mass timber manufacturing, design and construction.
WASHINGTON - The Timber Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation that could advance the adoption of tall wood building construction in the U.S., is being applauded by industry leaders. “We applaud the members of Congress who co-sponsored the Timber Innovation Act bill and encourage others to sign on," said Valerie Johnson, president and CEO of D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations. D.R. Johnson is the first U.S. company to receive APA/ANSI certification to manufacture structural CLT panels. They're hoping to help grow the U.S. market.