June 27, 2024

The SLB Q1 Report Highlights Work to Deliver Long-Term, Sustainable Growth in Demand for Softwood Lumber Products

The SLB recently published its Q1 2024 Report, highlighting how the SLB and its funded programs delivered strong, measurable results, expanding markets and driving incremental lumber demand. Through its programs and partnerships, the SLB is leading the industry’s efforts to deliver long-term, sustainable growth in demand for softwood lumber products.

Key highlights include:

  • 431 MM BF of incremental demand generated, which has a carbon benefit of 1.1 MM metric tons of CO2 stored and avoided.
  • WoodWorks directly influenced 87 projects and indirectly influenced 332 projects in Q1. WoodWorks’ help desk services, complemented by an extensive range of webinars, resources, and events such as the International Mass Timber Conference, demonstrated its position as the go-to resource for support.
  • SLB Education continues to play an important role in expanding market share for wood products among the next wave of AEC professionals by sponsoring student design competitions such as Timber in the City and hosting faculty workshops including the first one of 2024 at Oregon State University’s TallWood Design Institute. 
  • The American Wood Council is advocating for code change proposals that would remove certain sealant/adhesive requirements in mass timber buildings, making mass timber more cost-competitive with other materials.
  • Think Wood resources including the Mass Timber LookBook, 5 Mass Timber Higher Ed Projects that Pencil Out, and 13 Mass Timber Design Resources You Won’t Want to Miss produced 300 new contacts and 20 project leads sent to WoodWorks.
  • The SLB’s year-long partnership with Super Bowl star-turned-designer Michael Bennett’s firm Studio Kër is amplifying the SLB’s message into mainstream forums.

For more detail, comprehensive program updates, and additional SLB news, view the Q1 2024 Report below. We always welcome industry feedback, which can be sent to info@softwoodlumberboard.org

Access the Q1 Report in English

Access the Q1 Report in French