Building to Net-Zero Carbon
Mass timber is a newer category of wood product that is transforming how America builds, and the SLB and USDA Forest Service (USDA) are proud to support the Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon.
Designed to expand the use of mass timber in the United States, the competition will showcase mass timber’s application, practicality, commercial viability, and role as a natural climate solution that reduces the carbon footprint of the built environment. The competition will help expand the use of mass timber building solutions and support increased employment in advanced wood products design, engineering, construction, supply chain, and manufacturing sectors.
The SLB and USDA are providing funding for the competition. The funding will support costs associated with the use of mass timber or mass timber hybrid building systems and construction. Funding will also help project teams overcome barriers to the use of a new building material and system, most notably the costs of analyzing design and engineering alternatives and verifying that these solutions comply with applicable code(s).
The competition will share any lessons learned, cost analysis, life cycle assessment (LCA) results, and research findings to help support future projects. It will also advance, accelerate, and prove the business case for mass timber use in project types that have not been widely adopted in the U.S., including institutional, industrial or warehouse/distribution centers, educational, and healthcare environments.
Competition Entry Instructions
The submission entry period is now closed. The review of applications is in progress with recipients notified mid-June. Please check back for future updates.
Deadlines – Today’s Date is
Submission entry period begins
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Competition Q&A webinar
Friday, March 11, 2022
Submission entry period ends
Wednesday, March 30 at 11:59pm ET
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
Competition Q&A Webinar
WoodWorks, the organization managing the competition, hosted a Q&A webinar on March 11 to answer questions from project teams. To hear a recording of the webinar, check here. If you still have a question regarding the competition, submit it to email@example.com.Watch the Webinar
The SLB is delighted to announce the following panel of judges who will evaluate those submissions that have met the competition qualification requirements and passed technical screening:
- Joe Allbright, Senior Director, Corporate Real Estate – Walmart
- Ted Black, Utah State Fire Marshal – Utah State
- Kathryn Fernholz, President/CEO – Dovetail Partners
- Julia Gisewite, Chief Sustainability Officer – Turner Construction Company
- Tim Gokhman, Managing Director – New Land Enterprises
- Jordan Komp, P.E., S.E., Vice President and MKE Office Director – Thornton Tomasetti
- Anne Schopf, FAIA, Director of Design – Mahlum
- Wil V. Srubar III, Ph.D., Associate Professor – University of Colorado Boulder
- Joe Vaughn, Key Account Manager – Natural Capital Exchange, NCX
Judging will commence in May and conclude on June 2, 2022.