U.S. Forest Service and Softwood Lumber Board launch a $2 million mass timber design competition

The United States Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Oregon City, Oregon-based Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) have partnered to launch its second national mass timber design competition.

Dubbed Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon, the $2 million competition seeks to “showcase mass timber’s innovative applications in architectural design and highlight its significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment;” project grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to multiple project teams. The funds will enable the winning project teams to design and build repeatable and scalable mass timber buildings. As detailed on the competition homepage, the funding

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