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. Our new Peavy Hall is an active construction site on a tight schedule, but even the view from the construction fence promises to be intriguing as mass timber is craned into place like giant wood Legos. For more information about the project and to see the webcam visit Oregon Forest Science Complex website.