Build It With Wood

Hello, Portland! It’s time for the Mass Timber Conference

Mar. 21, 2016
New England Forestry Foundation

The time has come for the Mass Timber Conference, held for the first time in Portland, Oregon! NEFF staff member and wood building enthusiast Emily Kingston will be attending for all three days and live tweeting throughout the conference.

The conference kicks off with a special tour of Portland’s famous mass timber buildings. Over 100 conference attendees will be touring 4 well known timber buildings. The tour group will visit Framework, Albina Yard, Clay Creative, and The Radiator.

After the building tour, the conference will commence with a welcome reception. Wednesday and Thursday are devoted to speakers discussing a wide variety of topics related to mass timber and construction. The speakers represent many different fields including mass timber production, forestry, architecture, engineering, and building code officials. The list of speakers includes Vancouver architect Michael Green, who spoke at NEFF’s Climate Week event in September.

This conference is guaranteed to be three fantastic days of in-depth discussions and inspiring conversations. We’re looking forward to learning about mass timber buildings from people from around the world! Follow New England Forestry Foundation on Twitter (@NEForestry) as we live tweet the entire Mass Timber Conference!