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Mass Timber Workshop 2019

Background: Twenty-four industry professionals attended Utah’s first Mass Timber Workshop on September 5, 2019 in Heber City, Utah. This workshop included presentations on mass timber from forest to frame, beginning with a discussion of sustainable forest management and the positive impact of regionally-sourced materials on Utah communities. It covered design topics related to codes and applications, fire resistance, and wind and seismic resilience, the use of wood in USU Botanical Center, and legislative efforts to further mass timber in the state. Attendees gained a top to bottom understanding of the status of mass timber in Utah and beyond, and left with the design knowledge needed to pursue a mass timber project. This workshop was sponsored by WoodWorks Wood Products Council.