Join our Portland, Oregon Mass Timber Meetup group!

Critical Mass (Timber) is an informal monthly gathering of professionals interested in building bigger, taller and smarter with wood. Centering around the use of relatively new-to-the-US materials such as cross-laminated-timber, our group aims to bring together architects, engineers, construction professionals, developers, code officials, municipal planners and anyone with an interest in seeing more buildings go up using renewable materials. THIS IS NOT A LECTURE SERIES! Our goal is to create an interactive discussion space in which individuals can learn from each other through sharing of personal experiences and projects they have undertaken. Facilitated by the TallWood Design Institute, a joint initiative of Oregon State University Colleges of Forestry and Engineering and University of Oregon's College of Design.


Upcoming Meetup (Oct. 17, 2019):

Timber + Carbon: the PAE Living Building and the Story Behind Mass Timber


Previous meetups:


Moisture and Mass Timber

Mass Timber Mingler at the Oregon Conservation Center 

Mass Timber Tour: District Office with Hacker Architects + Andersen Construction

The Canyons and Block 76: Mass Timber Projects Showcase

Manufacturing Mass Timber: Considerations for Growing a Local Supply Chain

IBC TallWood Provisions - Mass Timber Building Code Changes 


Monitoring Timber Structures: Why, what, where and how?

REclaiming Wood: Deconstruction Initiatives, Upcycling into CLT, and More

Forestry 101 (for Designers and Other Non-Foresters)

Acoustics in Mass Timber Buildings

The Developer's Perspective

BIM and CAD in Mass Timber Construction Projects

George W. Peavy Forest Science Ctr. Tour & Project Discussion

Fire Protection Strategies for Mass Timber Buildings