The grant is an effect of the Timber Innovation Act, recently included in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Timber Innovation Act creates research and development programs under the USDA for mass timber, which includes CLT, glue-laminated beams, and laminated veneer lumber.
The goal is to get mass timber to become an official construction material in U.S. building codes. Being absent in U.S. building codes leaves mass timber without a standard rating system for quality and safety. With the grant, OSU researchers will begin investigation moisture accumulation effects in mass timber buildings. ... See MoreSee Less
Thick wildfire smoke is making its way into Portland again Monday.
The National Weather Service estimates there are more than 100 wildfires burning in Eastern Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, all contributing to the smoky mess in Western Oregon. ... See MoreSee Less
PORTLAND, Ore. – Thick wildfire smoke is making its way into Portland again Monday.The National Weather Service estimates there are more than 100 wildfires burning in Eastern Oregon, Washington and ...