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Building Trends: Mass Timber

Quarterly Update + NEW Interactive Map of U.S. Mass Timber Projects

WoodWorks tracks mass timber projects across the U.S. as a resource for developers and design teams who want insights into market trends. In addition to the static map below, we’ve created a new interactive map that identifies built projects and provides links to information published online.

As of September 2020, 979 mass timber projects had been constructed or were in design in all 50 states, in the multi-family, commercial, or institutional categories.* This total includes modern mass timber and post-and-beam structures built since 2013.

Click on the image for larger view or check out our new interactive map.

WoodWorks has been supporting this evolution from the outset. In 2015, we provided technical assistance on a handful of projects where the architect, engineer or developer had an interest in using mass or heavy timber. Five years later, we’ve supported most of the projects on the map above, including 93% of the buildings in design, and 80% of those completed.

We can help make your mass timber project a reality!

Do you need …

  • A mass timber specialist? Let us connect you with experienced professionals.
  • Successful details? Ask our or contact your local Regional Director.
  • Materials? Our Partners include mass timber manufacturers, and more plants are coming online this year. We can introduce you to potential suppliers.
  • Installation expertise—or experts? Check out this page on the WoodWorks Innovation Network.

Mass timber now comes in many forms. Products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking (3x or 4x boards), and traditional post-and-beam framing are well established, while newer products such as dowel-laminated timber (DLT) and mass plywood panels (MPP) are already gaining traction.

Designing a Wood Building?  Ask us anything.

 

*Although WoodWorks helps on many projects, not all become a reality. This graphic includes ‘In Design’ projects to illustrate the momentum we are seeing related to mass timber in the market.