Research Projects

CTBUH conducts research and marketing programs in support of greater understanding of the potential of mass timber to support our future cities. Read more about the related projects below.

Timber Projects

The Future Potential of Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings

Funding Sponsors: constructsteel, Softwood Lumber Board

Objective: Capture the current state‐of‐the‐art and full potential of steel‐timber hybrid structures in high‐rise buildings, globally, as a means of clarifying and promoting the benefits of steel‐timber composite construction for the global tall building industry.

Future Timber City: An Awareness and Educational Program for Future, Sustainable, Dense Cities

Project Completion: April 2023
Funding Sponsors: USDA Forest Service, Binational Softwood Lumber Council

Objective: To provide a framework for better understanding the character and dimensions of a future mass timber city, and help to make it a reality.

Timber Rising: Mass Timber Engagement Program

Project Completion: December 2020
Funding Sponsor: USDA Forest Service

Objective: To support the dissemination of best-practice information on the design, technologies, construction, and planning of mass timber buildings and communities.