VIDEO: Mass timber overview

Mass timber projects are going up in countries around the world. These projects range from multi-story commercial buildings to high-end residential construction.

Stiles Machinery takes a look at mass timber. In this video, Kyle Freres, vice president at Freres Lumber Co., and Levi Huffman, technical director at DR Johnson discuss the benefits of mass timber construction.

The process in which mass timber products are manufactured requires far less carbon than that of steel or concrete. The buildings themselves also sequester carbon for the lifetime of the building, often resulting in a net reduction of carbon compared to other building materials. 


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).