WS&E News & Events

Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing to be Considered in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon BEST announced a $150,000 funding opportunity that will pair DR Johnson Lumber Company, of sourthern Oregon, and Oregon State University researchers to investigate introducing the manufacturing of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in the Pacific Northwest. 

 

Timber! The College of Forestry sharpens the way it tackles tough problems

Dean Thomas Maness discusses how the College of Forestry plans to build a $60 million research and teaching complex and help lead Oregon and the world into a new age of forest and wood science while reviving rural Oregon economies.

Tornadoes Raise Questions About Building Practices, Code Enforcement

There is no practical, economic way to build structures that could stand up to the savagery of EF5 tornadoes like those that ripped through the South in late April, experts say, but damage from lesser storms could be reduced by better building practices and better enforcement of existing codes.