Sensors on a CLT panel during a structural test.

Through collaboration with different funding agencies, including major support from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), TDI oversees a program of applied research that aims to characterize and improve advanced timber products and building systems, with the goal of removing technical barriers to adoption in construction. As part of TDI’s mandate to foster linkages between industry and university activities, the strategic plan for this research is evolving and is based on widespread consultation and interaction with stakeholders in architecture, engineering, manufacturing, construction and real estate development.

Projects begin as part of an annual call to affiliated researchers, and must demonstrate that they address real-world challenges and opportunities, while being able to produce positive impacts within two to five years. TDI strongly encourages interdisciplinary collaboration amongst our researchers, holistic approaches to research and the involvement of industry in project design and implementation. Proposed projects are reviewed and ranked by an industry panel consisting of architects, manufacturers, engineers, construction professionals, market specialists and peers in the scientific community. TDI’s research priorities are continuously vetted through interaction with industry, and TDI holds an annual open research round table to inform industry about current work and obtain feedback on key issues that should be addressed in future projects.


Project Directory:

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Fire Performance of Mass Timber

  • Concrete Composite Floors Using Radiant Panel Tests (2019)*
  • Fire Performance of Timber Beam-to-Column Connections (2019) - PI Erica Fischer
  • Mass Timber Fire Engineering and Research Guideline (2019) - PI Erica Fischer
  • Fire Resistance of Unprotected CLT Floors & Walls Manufactured in the U.S. - PI Lech Muszynski
  • Mitigating Fire Performance Concern through Fire Endurance Modeling - PI Arijit Sinha
  • Fire Penetration Testing - Technical Advisers, David Barber, Lech Muszynski

Seismic and Structural Performance

  • Mass Plywood Panel Concrete-Composite Floor Systems (2019) - PI Arijit Sinha
  • Mass Plywood Panels: Durability and Mechanical Performance (2019) - PI Fred Kamke, Arijit Sinha
  • Design, Construction and Maintenance of Mass Timber Post-Tensioned Shear Walls (2019) - PI Mariapaola Riggio
  • Performance of Innovative Mass Timber Lateral Force Resisting Systems (2019) - PI Arijit Sinha
  • Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings with Mass Timber (2018) - PI Andre Barbosa
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Post-Occupancy Performance of Mass Timber Buildings - (2016)  PI Mariapaola RIggio, Andre Barbosa
  • Living Lab at Peavy Hall: Structural Health Performance of Mass Timber Buildings - (2017) PI Mariapaola RIggio, Andre Barbosa
  • Design of the Timber Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigations - (2017) 
  • Seismic Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber and Cross-Laminated Timber-Concrete Composite Floor Diaphragms - PI Andre Barbosa
  • Mass Plywood Panel Product Development Testing - PI Arijit Sinha
  • Composite Concrete-CLT Floor Systems for Tall Building Design - PI Chris Higgins
  • Behavior of CLT Diaphragm Panel-to-Panel Connections with Self-tapping Screws - PI Thomas Miller
  • Cross-Laminated Timber Fasteners Solutions for Tall Wood Buildings

Durability and Adhesives

  • Water in Mass Timber (2019) - PI Arijit Sinha
  • Impact of Moisture on Post-tensioned Rocking Walls
  • Durability and Protection of CLT in Parking Structures
  • Development of Isocyanate-Free and Formaldehyde-Free Adhesives for CLT
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Post-Occupancy Performance of Mass Timber Buildings
  • Living Lab at Peavy Hall: Structural Health Performance of Mass Timber Buildings

Building Physics and Health - UO contact for Wymelenberg projects, Mark Fretz: 

  • Net-Zero Energy TallWood Design - PI Keven Van Den Wymelenberg
  • Tall Wood Buildings and Indoor Air Quality - PI Keven Van Den Wymelenberg
  • Acoustic Lab Testing of Multi-Family Residential CLT and MPP Dry and Concrete-Composite Wall and Floor Assemblies (2018) - PI Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
  • Acoustic Field Testing of Mass Timber Lateral Force Resisting Systems (2019) - Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg


  • Carbon Impacts of CLT - PI Alison Kwok
  • Environmental Assessment of MPP - PI Arijit Sinha
  • Life Cycle Analysis of Old- and New Peavy Hall - PI Frederik Laleicke

  • The Pulse of the Global CLT Industry: Launching an Annual Survey as a Continuing Learning Tool - PI Lech Muszynski
  • Establishing New Markets for CLT - Lessons Learned - PI Eric Hansen
  • Cost Comparisons of Mass Timber versus Conventional Construction - PI Ingrid Arocho
 *Dates in Paranthesis are project start year.