The mass timber structure of the new Peavy Hall, a feature building of the Oregon Forest Science Complex, will begin to take shape in early December 2017 as glulam and cross-laminated timber from DR Johnson Wood Innovations arrive onsite and are erected. Some of the first wood elements to be seen onsite will be the rocking shear walls that will ensure the building is resilient after seismic events. This will be the first appearance of this technology (developed in New Zealand) on a US construction site.

Without question, Oregon has become a first-mover in the US in the field of mass timber construction. DR Johnson of Riddle, Oregon, became the first certified manufacturer of structural cross-laminated timber in the nation in 2015 and Freres Lumber Company in Lyons has followed suit to bring a turnkey $30M facility into operation by December 2017 to produce a new product, the mass plywood panel.

TDI is in the process of creating a new certificate program for workplace learners aiming to teach the skills needed for the emerging mass timber industry. The program will feature a number of course modules that can be taken by industry learners in the wood products manufacturing and construction sectors.

WATCH THE SHAKE TABLE TEST LIVE! - JULY 13

INTRODUCTORY WEB CONFERENCE - 10:00 A.M. 

SHAKE TABLE TEST - 10:30 A.M. (The test will not be shown on the web conference link, so be sure to click on the links below).

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During the Oregon Mass Timber Summit, industry leaders from around the globe discussed best practices and innovative ideas to advance the mass timber industry in Oregon. Mass Timber presents a new opportunity for Oregon to foster innovation to grow and develop the advanced wood products manufacturing industry, and to reinvigorate the natural resources based economies that once made our rural communities strong.

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