Project Lead: Iain Macdonald, TDI
Abstract: This project will carry out a three-month analysis of the Oregon mass timber supply chain. Specific objectives will be to: (a) Assess and verify current manufacturing capabilities within the state, including but not restricted to: lumber supply; drying capacity; panel and beam manufacture; panel and beam CNC processing; finishing capacity; tertiary supplies and services such as adhesives, finishes and connectors; construction and installation. (b) Assess interest among current supply chain participants in expanding or diversifying activities with regard to mass timber construction, including impacts of COVID-19 on the supply chain continuum. (c) Identify positive and negative factors, including impacts of COVID-19 on the supply chain continuum, that currently or may potentially inhibit or encourage investment in new supply chain infrastructure in Oregon. (d) Recommend actions that the State of Oregon and other public and private sector entities can take to support and encourage expansion of Oregon’s mass timber supply chain, including recommendations that would help strengthen the supply chain and mitigate major business interruptions. Results will be available and presented in September 2020.