Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:45pm

 January 15, 2019

♦   Oregon Mass Timber Development Summit  ♦ ♦ 

Positioning Oregon as a US Mass Timber Hub


January 15th, 2019

7:30 - 3:45

Salem Convention Center

(includes lunch and refreshments)


 (Early registration is extended through Tuesday, 11/13 in recognition of Veterans Day)




How can growing the domestic production and use of mass timber create opportunities for Oregon's rural, small and urban communities?

Hosted by the TallWood Design Institute and Business Oregon, the Oregon Mass Timber Development Summit is uniquely designed for public officials, economic development personnel, investors and manufacturers to learn about and discuss tools, strategies, and potential partners available to them to support mass timber sector development in Oregon counties and municipalities.



Program Outline:


Registration opens - 7:30 AM 

Introductions - 8:15 AM 


PANEL 1 - 8:45 AM

Where Are We Now? The State of Oregon's Mass Timber Sector


  • Oregon’s aspirations as a world-leading mass timber cluster, Manufacturing and fabrication capacity, design, engineering and construction capacity 
  • Buildings built, permitted or proposed
  • Policies enacted to support sector, code development by state and city authorities
  • Perspectives from the manufacturers 



PANEL 2 - 9:45 AM

Opportunities for Oregon


  • A recap of the 2017 Oregon BEST CLT feasibility study 
  • Economic and environmental benefits of mass timber for urban redevelopment 
  • Using mass timber in school construction and retrofits 
  • Modular construction opportunities for mass timber 
  • Seismic retrofit of URMS using mass timber 
  • Producing mass timber from small-diameter trees and forest thinnings 



PANEL 3 - 11:15 AM
Current Initiatives and Strategies Underway Throughout Oregon

  • Clackamas County metals and inward investment promotion initiatives 
  • City of Springfield initiatives
  • The Wood Innovations Grant and other Grant Opportunities 


PANEL 4 - 12:00 PM
Key Supply Chain Needs for a Successful Mass Timber Sector – Part One
  • Panel and beam manufacturing: capital equipment needs, retooling sawmills, etc.
  • Getting the right fibre to the right sawmill and Kiln drying capacity 

Lunch and Networking - 12:30 

PANEL 5 - 1:30 
Key Supply Chain Needs for a Successful Mass Timber Sector – Part One
  • Digital fabrication expertise 
  • Producing connectors and fasteners 
  • A market perspective


PANEL 6 - 2:15 PM
Innovation and Investment 

  • Business Oregon – Business development activities related to Mass Timber
  • Tallwood Design Institute – TDI initiatives to serve as a resource to advance Oregon and Mass Timber
  • Investors’ key interests and screening criteria

Final Q&A - 3:00 PM


Summary and Closing Remarks - 3.30 PM


Close - 3:45 PM


The Oregon Mass Timber Development Summit is a strategic initiative project funded by the TallWood Design Institute, Business Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership, with technical assistance provided by the OSU College of Forestry and OSU Advantage Accelerator, Clackamas COunty, and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.


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