Construction at the new headquarters for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University is making great headway. We're particularly excited to see the acetylated alder - Accoya - siding going up. Accetylation of wood is a process by which the wood is made more durable and dimensionally stable through the impregnation of the cell structure with what is in effect...vinegar! 

The A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Lab. Acetylated Radiata Pine is used as the cladding on the front of house. 

Check out our article on the latest research in mass timber moisture performance in the March 2019 edition of STRUCTURE magazine!

https://www.structuremag.org/?p=14264

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.

Pages