Click here to view the Mass Timber Marker Analysis completed in November 2018 by the Beck Group for the Council of Western Foresters. The Beck Group (BECK), a Portland Oregon based forest products planning and consulting firm, analyzed the market for mass timber within the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) region (17 Western US states and 6 US affiliated Pacific Islands), with a focus on the likely impact on timber demand in the region. The CWSF’s Forest Utilization Network served as the sponsor for this project, leveraging funds from the USFS Forest Products Laboratory, and contracted through the University of Nebraska.
The scope of work included evaluation of the recent and future demand for Mass Timber in the region, the existing and planned manufacturer suppliers of mass timber products, review of existing and planned mass timber projects (buildings) in the region, analysis of lumber supply and demand (apart from mass timber applications), and a supply/demand balance summary. This report summarizes BECK’s findings.