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2019 California Mass Timber Building Competition

Details regarding the California Mass Timber Building Competition, including eligibility, criteria and timeline, are now available on the California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) website. The deadline for submissions is March 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. PT.

The competition, hosted by GovOps and administered by WoodWorks, will award a total of $500,000 in grants to be distributed between two or more project teams that present viable and repeatable mass timber solutions for commercial or multi-family projects in California. The grants will fund activities that include cost studies, permitting fees, life cycle assessment studies, and information exchange sessions with code officials.

Contact WoodWorks for project assistance:

WoodWorks was chosen to administer the program because of our technical expertise in the design, engineering and construction of mass timber buildings. Because we are administering the competition but not evaluating submissions, we are available to provide project support to teams developing proposals. To request assistance with a competition project, please email .

For free project support related to other commercial and multi-family wood buildings, contact the regional director nearest you or email .

To search a database of mass timber research, visit the Think Wood Research Library.

“This competition is designed to inspire innovation and harness the enormous environmental and economic potential of mass timber in California,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks president and chief executive officer. “Mass timber can help California advance its climate change and green building objectives, and also has the potential to help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the state by creating a market incentive for forest thinning and other landscape restoration efforts.”

For competition details, visit: www.govops.ca.gov/2019-california-mass-timber-building-competition.