By Reed Newcomer, PE

Mass timber has become increasingly popular in the building industry in recent years, placing exposed wood construction into the limelight. Given its many benefits, it is understandable why mass timber has gained popularity. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, research has shown that mass timber buildings can provide occupants with physical and psychological benefits. The characteristic properties of wood and proportioning of mass timber panels also provide numerous advantages to building owners that are deeper than just architectural appeal. While there are many other reasons to consider mass timber for your next building project, we have seen that our clients have selected a panelized mass timber system because these seven benefits have aligned with their building objectives.