Track 2 – Mass Timber: A Close Look at the Forest Product Sector’s Hottest New Innovation and It’s Potential Market Impact
The momentum behind mass timber and cross-laminated timber is palpable. Architects love the product’s look, its structural qualities and the efficiencies it brings to construction projects. Its steep growth trajectory continues to stoke interest from wood converters across North America and the roster of sawmills investing in the required infrastructure to produce mass timber components is growing. This panel will take a close look at the product, how it is manufactured, the wood species used and whether the segment’s scope and scale will by itself generate appreciable new timber demand.