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Mass Timber Research Workshop

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 12:00 pm CDT

  • In Person
A three-day workshop on mass timber research.

Are you experienced with mass timber? Join fellow design and construction professionals for a two-and-a-half-day workshop on mass timber research, cross-laminated timber in particular, at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, WI. The purpose is to review past and present research, identify and prioritize new research needs and, in so doing, help shape future research efforts in North America.

The introduction of mass timber in North America has already proven successful. Design professionals are showing strong interest and support but have many questions related to its use. With more inclusion of mass timber in building and design codes, several solutions have been provided. However, questions remain—many of which require additional research to answer effectively.


September 20, 2022 (Tuesday)

  • Kickoff Session #1
  • Three Working Sessions (Brainstorming, Value Ranking)
  • Structural System Design & Performance
  • Construction and Repairs
  • Fire Performance
  • Sessions on Major Research Institution Progress Reports
  • Evening Networking Reception (Included in Ticket)

September 21, 2022 (Wednesday)

  • Kickoff Session #2
  • Three Working Sessions (Brainstorming, Value Ranking)
  • Durability and Building Physics
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Sustainability and Economic Analysis
  • Sessions on Major Research Institution Progress Reports

September 22, 2022 (Thursday)

  • Sessions on Major Research Institution Progress Reports
  • Final Working Sessions (Brainstorming, Value Ranking)
  • Infrastructure /Nonbuilding Applications
  • Final discussion (wrapping up by noon on the third day)

Ticket includes boxed lunch and afternoon snacks Tuesday and Wednesday, morning coffee each day, and Tuesday evening networking reception. Please note, all travel expenses, including airfare and hotel accommodations are solely the responsibility of the attendee.

You will be required to comply with the COVID guidelines in place at the time of the event and follow the safety protocols of the venue.

If you are interested in a virtual option please email Mary at

Hotel Information:

Best Western Plus InnTowner Madison, 2424 University Ave, Madison, WI

Group Rate: $131 plus tax – cut off date for group rate is Thursday August 25, 2022.

If you are interested in providing a Major Research Institution Progress Report, please reach out to:

Marco Lo Ricco – Forest Products Laboratory


For questions about the event and registration please contact:

Mary Schramka – WoodWorks


September 20 @ 8:00 am CDT
September 22 @ 12:00 pm CDT
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USDA Forest Products Laboratory
1 Gifford Pinchot Dr
Madison, WI 53726 United States