Mass Timber Conference
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Matt Shermoen, APEX Senior Business Developer, attended the 7th Annual Mass Timber Conference in Portland, OR, in April. With over 2,000 attendees and 100+ exhibitors, the energy and excitement in the room were palpable. Every aspect of the conference, from casual networking to the four learning tracks, focused on helping mass timber become more widespread throughout North America.
“The APEX team is working diligently to attract a mass timber manufacturer to the APEX region,” said Shermoen. “Attending the Mass Timber Conference solidified the fact that we are strategically positioned to support the mass timber industry’s growth. We have access to the right kind of timber resources, a skilled and knowledgeable workforce and the infrastructure required to move the product where it needs to go.”
As mass timber adoption continues to increase, industry leaders suggest kicking off building design proposals with 100% mass timber instead of spending time comparing construction types. Starting with timber and working backward to increase efficiencies in time, labor and costs by incorporating some concrete or steel, will increase the amount of timber used in each project.
The mass timber industry is unified, working together to educate and build each other up to strengthen the case for increased use of mass timber. Every company at every point along the mass timber supply chain has a role to play. Harvesters, manufacturers and fabricators are continually improving to produce high-quality timber products. Architects, engineers and construction professionals are putting in the work to learn how to build more efficiently and sustainably with wood.
For more information on mass timber, contact Matt Shermoen at Matt@apexgetsbusiness.com.