Currently supported by the U.S. Economic Development Agency , TDI is carrying out prototyping and performance testing of mass timber products for manufacturers, as well as testing of building assemblies for architects, engineers and developers. This work is intended to lower barriers to the use of structural wood products, and to generate design information within the public domain that can be used to inform future building projects as well as building code development. TDI carried out structural and fire tests for the forthcoming Framework 12-story mass timber building in Portland and worked with manufacturers DR Johnson and Freres Lumber Company on their mass timber products.

Watch a video about structural testing that TDI carried out for the Framework building, Portland