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The Maine Mass Timber Event presented by the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center and WoodWorks

October 11, 2018 – 8:45 am - 5:00 pm


Orono, MEOrono, ME


Many are predicting the coming of a Timber Age, where Northern forests and rural economies supply the growing demand for urban construction and housing.  In the Northeast, Maine and its forests sit atop one of the largest urban population centers on the planet. With over 90% of its land base covered in trees, Maine is the most heavily forested state in the nation, making it a prime candidate for economic revitalization through the sustainable production of mass timber. Hosted by the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center (MMTCC) in partnership with WoodWorks, this conference is part of an initiative to invigorate the region’s forest-based economy by bringing innovative mass timber manufacturing and projects to the State of Maine. A number of topics will be explored, including both supply-side (manufacturing, utilization of locally-sourced raw materials, workforce needs) and demand-side issues (design and construction of products and structures, code applications, fire resistance, and developer obstacles). By presenting a dynamic mix of speakers, including CLT companies that have announced plans to manufacture in Maine as well as architects and engineers, this event will bring together regional stakeholders to address questions that commonly arise when discussing this exciting new (to the U.S.) construction type.

Attendees will qualify for 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 6 PDH credits or 0.6 ICC credits.

Registration Check-in & Exhibit Hall Opens:  8:15 am
Conference Begins:  8:45 am
Lunch: 1:00 pm
Conference Closes: 5:00 pm
Tour of Advanced Structures & Composites Center, UMaine:  5:15–6:00 pm

Click here for the agenda.

Wells Conference Center
University of Maine
131 Munson Road
Orono, ME 04469

Parking: Free parking – there will be signs indicating appropriate parking area.

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Attendees will qualify for 6 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 6 PDH credits or 0.6 ICC credits.

Professional Development Certificates (AIA/CES and ICC) will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the event. Please remember to check spam folders and make sure to print a copy for your records.

Click here to access the presentations – available a couple days prior to the event.

For questions please contact:

Russell Edgar
Sr Lab Operations & Wood Composites Manager
Advanced Structures and Composites Center–University of Maine
Email: Ph: 207-299-4215 (cell)


11 October 2018
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME United States

WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.