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Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman
Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winner
Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman

Mass Timber: Better Buildings, Resilient Forests, Brighter Future

We're creating equitable economic development and family-wage rural and urban jobs from sustainable wood products that are grown and manufactured in Oregon.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Oregon Mass Timber Coalition a $41.4 million Build Back Better grant to advance Oregon’s sustainable mass timber sector. This investment will drive jobs, sustainable forestry, and mass timber housing.

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Forest to Frame Tour

The 2023 Forest to Frame Tour showcased the links in the supply chain—from the inspiring new mass timber roof at the Portland Airport, to world class research facilities at the TallWood Design Institute, to resilience treatments that make our forests safer from wildfire. The tour brought together economic development, forestry, architecture, engineering, and wood utilization professionals to learn about Oregon’s innovative approach to fostering a globally competitive mass timber industry.

About the Coalition

The Coalition is a partnership between Oregon’s leading research universities and government agencies.

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Featured Project

T2: Building Innovation Hub

The T2 Building Innovation Hub is a signature project of the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland.

Located on the 53-acre Terminal 2 site in Portland, the facility will build and supply mass timber panels for modular homes, which will be barged and trucked from Terminal 2 to communities in need around Oregon.

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News & Events

Upcoming Events

Scholarship
Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
International Mass Timber Conference Attendance Scholarship

Conference Registration Scholarships are generously provided by the IMTC conference organizer in partnership with the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC).

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Conference
March 26 - 28, 2024
International Mass Timber Conference

Join Oregon Mass Timber Coalition at the 8th annual International Mass Timber Conference. Explore cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, glulam, mass plywood panels, dowel-laminated timber, and laminated veneer lumber; and the opportunities and obstacles in global design, construction, development, manufacturing, and more at the largest gathering of mass timber experts in the world. Stop by booth #115 to meet members of the Coalition and connect with our efforts.

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Mass Timber in the News

OPB
October 23, 2023
OSU-led projects for semiconductors and mass timber win federal Tech Hub designation

The label allows the projects to compete for up to $75 million each in federal CHIPS and Science Act funding.

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US Economic Development Administration
October 23, 2023
Biden-Harris Administration Designates Tech Hub in Pacific Northwest to Drive Innovation in Mass Timber

As part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Commerce identifies regional centers primed for innovation and job creation.

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Rogue Valley Times
July 24, 2023
Mass Timber could be a good fit for Southern Oregon, but progress is slow

Millions in funding from the federal government and the state of Oregon is being funneled into projects for the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition — and some people involved believe Southern Oregon could be a natural fit for the evolving industry.

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OPB
May 11, 2023
Oregon State, University of Oregon, Portland State, others receive National Science Foundation money

The $1 million grants will help the universities develop strategic plans for how to grow the region’s semiconductor and mass timber industries and improve its electrical grid.

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The Architect's Newspaper
April 20, 2023
The International Mass Timber Conference brought together architects, contractors, fabricators, and foresters

At the International Mass Timber Conference, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland from March 27 to 29, a mood of celebration filled the air as a series of overlapping communities came together to acknowledge and plan for mass timber’s growing (if still small) presence in mainstream construction.

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KGW
January 27, 2023
Gov. Kotek, Sen. Merkley tour prototype modular homes made with Oregon ‘mass timber’

Kotek wants to add 36,000 units of new housing each year in order to meet the need. Projects like Mass Casitas could help Oregon achieve that goal.

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