An electronic PDF copy of the second annual North American Mass Timber Report is being made available free of charge at www.masstimberreport.com. The North American Mass Timber Report is compiled by a team of forestry, forest product, and building design and construction experts. At almost 150 pages, 50% larger than the 2019 version, the 2020 report is a complete primer on the mass timber supply chain, from seedling to building. The book is a collaborative effort of The Beck Group, Forest Business Network, Kaiser+Path, Treesource, and Doug Fir Consulting, all key researchers in the emerging field of mass timber.
The report features all stages of the supply chain, starting at the forest level, addressing sustainability and harvest potential. It then moves into actual product lines such as cross-laminated timber, glulam, and other innovative building materials. Types of manufacturing and glues, fire retardancy and building strength, emerging standards, and new ways of putting up structures are all detailed with clear illustrations. Case studies and current best practices are included to give a full look at emerging trends.