Mass Timber Pilot Program Approved


Congress is completing the front end of a two week Congressional recess. Before leaving town late last week, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) adopted an amendment authorizing a mass timber pilot program while marking up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The term “mass timber” includes the suite of innovative wood building products that includes cross laminated timber—a product that architects and building designers are finding more attractive given wood’s superior carbon sequestering properties and ease of use on the job site.