“Already, we are designing individual mass timber projects relying on these digital systems, which are now starting to go up in Boston,” says John Klein, CEO of Generate and project leader. Interest in manufacturing and construction using CLT or similar engineered mass timber products in North America is expanding. During 2014-2019, the global production of cross-laminated timber grew at a CAGR of around 16.8% with Europe accounting for most of this market. It’s a strong, low-carbon alternative to concrete and steel. When such products are used in Type III or Type V construction, as “any material permitted by this code” in Sections 602.4 and 602.5, the Type IV dimension and detailing requirements do not automatically apply. Mass Timber Institute Based at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto , we aim to help position Canada as a global leader in sustainable mass timber research, education, development, and export by leveraging relationships between educators, researchers, industry, and Indigenous groups across Canada and internationally. It is comprised of multiple solid wood panels nailed or glued together, which provide exceptional strength and stability. mass timber buildings have been built globally (FII 2016). Mass timber is a new category of wood product that can revolutionize how America builds. Oregon determined that cross-laminated timber (CLT) and related mass timber manufacturing has the potential to create 2,000 to 6,100 direct jobs in Oregon, depending on Oregons market share of demand for mass timber in the U.S. mass timber when they meet the specific size and detailing requirements. Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into timber emits fewer greenhouse gases than the manufacture of traditional building materials like steel and concrete. Current CLT research in the United States is focusing on structural, moisture, acoustic, thermal, market, and environmental performances to promote CLT Including jobs created by indirect and induced impacts, There are 10 CLT manufacturing plants in the U.S., creating a strong market for sustainably sourced lumber from state, federal, and private forests. Although mass timber is an emerging term, traditional post-and-beam (timber frame) construction has been around for centuries. They report that over 384 mass timber projects are complete or underway, with more than 500 now in design. That alone is a carbon benefit. CLT panels are strong and stiff, which allows them to be used in a wide range of applications.