The Benefits and Importance of Mass Timber in Sustainable Construction

We are excited to be at the International Mass Timber Conference this week! We’re ready to share our passion for this sustainable building material, and why we continue to invest in our Mass Ply product line.

Mass timber is a revolutionary type of wood construction that uses large engineered wood panels to create sustainable and durable structures. Mass timber has many benefits, making it a desirable choice for architects, builders, and homeowners alike.


One of the most significant benefits of mass timber is its sustainability. Unlike traditional building materials like concrete and steel, mass timber is made from renewable resources. It requires less energy to produce, and the manufacturing process generates less greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, wood is a carbon sink, which means it can store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This makes mass timber buildings a valuable asset in the fight against climate change.

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Mass timber is incredibly strong and durable. Engineered wood panels are constructed by layering wood strands or veneers, which are then glued together under high pressure. This process creates a material that is stronger than traditional wood and has excellent fire resistance. Mass timber structures can withstand earthquakes and high winds, making them an ideal choice for areas prone to natural disasters.


Mass timber has a unique aesthetic that appeals to many architects and designers. The exposed wood grain and natural warmth of the material can create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in any space. An added benefit is that mass timber can be used in a variety of architectural styles, from traditional to modern, making it a versatile material for any project.

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Mass timber is also cost-effective compared to traditional building materials. While the initial cost may be slightly higher, the construction process for mass timber buildings is faster than traditional construction methods, which can reduce labor costs. And the long-term savings from energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs make it a worthwhile investment.

As concerns about climate change continue to grow, the use of mass timber in construction is becoming increasingly important. By choosing mass timber for your next building project, you can contribute to a more sustainable future while creating a beautiful and functional space.



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