2021 IBC To Include Wood Buildings Up To 18 Stories Tall

Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2018. Per preliminary voting results released by the International Code Council (ICC) today, all 14 tall mass timber code change proposals have been approved, clearing the way for their inclusion… Read more »


News Flash: SLB Leadership Transition Completed

Washington, D.C. – December 18, 2018. The Softwood Lumber Board is pleased to announce that it has completed its leadership succession plan. This was an important undertaking as the Board entered its second term following… Read more »


November 2018 Newsletter

  Mass Timber on Verge of Historic Code Breakthroughs The proposals will now be subjected to an online government consensus vote, with final results due in mid-December. If approved, the proposals will allow for three… Read more »


WoodWorks: Mass Timber Taking Off – Over 400 Projects in U.S.

Building Trends: Mass Timber Turning Mass Timber Interest into Projects Mass timber is no longer just a novel concept used elsewhere in the world. Curiosity is turning into expertise, and structures are being built. As… Read more »


News Flash: Tall Mass Timber Code Proposals Pass by Large Margins

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, all 14 proposals from the Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings were approved by large margins at the International Code Council (ICC) public comment hearings in Richmond, Va. The Softwood Lumber Board… Read more »


October 2018 Newsletter

  SLB Funded Program Review Following the industry’s supermajority mandate for the Softwood Lumber Board and direction from the SLB’s Board of Directors, in August the SLB staff launched a funded-program review in order to… Read more »


SLB Q2 2018 Report Available

The SLB’s quarterly report discusses possibilities in the export market, funded program accomplishments, MIT research on the benefits of wood, and more.  Click here to view a PDF of the report.


September 2018 Newsletter

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) partnered with Waugh Thistleton Architects to commission the recently released book 100 Projects UK CLT to showcase what is possible when building with cross laminated… Read more »


Softwood Lumber Board Announces Key Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Softwood Lumber Board Announces Key Appointment As part of its aggressive five-year strategic plan and transition to new leadership, the Softwood Lumber Board announced today that Maureen T. Pello has been selected… Read more »


August 2018 Newsletter

SLB’s support of the WoodWorks program is a key part of its effort to facilitate market acceptance of mass timber products such as nail laminated timber (NLT) and cross laminated timber (CLT)—and mass timber projects… Read more »