Holistic Mass Timber Buildings

Timberlab's mission is to advance the mainstream adoption of mass timber construction. Our team of dedicated innovators has delivered cutting-edge timber mass timber projects across the U.S. commercial market. As a vertically integrated organization, we offer a wide array of mass timber services to ensure your project is successful at every step, from wood sourcing, to fabrication, to on-site assembly and installation. We are passionate about optimizing timber's natural strength and durability to build a sustainable, low-carbon future.  

TIMBERLAB ACQUIRES AMERICAN LAMINATORS EXPANDING GLULAM CAPACITY FOR MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION

Since its founding in 1962, American Laminators has been one of the leading manufacturers of custom glulam in the United States. They produce the longest-spanning glulam in North America, utilizing a clear glue that adds to the high aesthetic value of their product. The Drain and Swisshome locations have operated for over 60 years, utilizing Douglas Fir, Southern Yellow Pine, and Alaskan Yellow Cedar, accounting for an annual capacity of 20 million board feet. Each facility will undergo operational upgrades to continue enhancing product optimization and continuing the legacy of manufacturing in these forest-rich communities. 

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EXPERTISE

Thanks to our roots as a general contractor, we see every project through the eyes of a builder. Through proactive problem-solving that considers the holistic integration of the structure with other building systems, we provide solutions that generate the highest value for owner and occupant.

WHO WE ARE

With century-old roots as a general contractor, we’re an expert in the holistic integration of mass timber with other building systems, guiding the whole project successfully from preconstruction to installation. Our team of dedicated mass timber specialists will help make your next project pencil.

Take a virtual journey through our portfolio and see how mass timber buildings are reshaping the sustainable construction industry nationally. Our projects offer innovative design solutions in mass timber housing, office, civic, and industrial applications.

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NATURALLY DIFFERENT

Take your project to new heights with mass timber—a smart, resilient, and renewable alternative. Whether you’re developing a high-rise with low embodied carbon, or a civic building with a high community impact, we’re your partner for success.

Our team embraces the transformative potential of mass timber, and we're passionate about sharing its advantages. Beyond its natural beauty, mass timber is a solution for reducing carbon on your next project. By combining the strength of nature's most robust material with cutting-edge technology and engineering prowess, we aim to apply mass timber wherever possible.

Why Mass Timber
10 stories of mass timber material erected on the world's largest outdoor shaketable was put shaken using earthquake simulation to test and validate timber's safety in a tall building application

NHERI 10-STORY TALL TIMBER TOWER WITHSTANDS 100 EARTHQUAKES

The research conducted on the NHERI 10-Story structure has yielded promising results for the mass timber industry. It has successfully demonstrated that tall timber buildings can effectively withstand seismic force. This breakthrough in earthquake-resistant design has far-reaching implications for the future of timber construction, offering a sustainable and resilient alternative for tall buildings in seismic-prone areas like the West Coast. As of June 2023, the 10-story timber tower has undergone over 100 seismic tests with no significant structural damage to the building. The success of the testing bolsters confidence in the use of mass timber as a sustainable and resilient building material.

Tall Timber + Seismic Resiliency

SETTING NEW RECORDS

Ascent, the groundbreaking timber tower, proudly holds the prestigious title of the world's tallest hybrid mass timber building. At 25 stories, this iconic project gracefully combines the strength of mass timber with cutting-edge construction techniques, revolutionizing the possibilities of vertical living. The project is the recipient of the 2023 Structural Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Ascent has captivated industry experts and garnered global recognition, hailed as a true testament to the limitless potential of tall timber construction. The project yielded significant schedule savings through our detailed prefabrication and coordination expertise. Additionally, Timberlab facilitated the testing of glulam columns to receive a 3-hour fire-resistance rating - a test that had yet to be conducted anywhere in the world.

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CREATING NEW JOBS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Our organizational culture is driven by the relentless pursuit of innovation. With a diverse array of backgrounds and skills, Timberlab firmly believes that collaboration is the foundation needed to advance sustainable timber construction into the mainstream. Collaboration extends beyond our immediate team: Timberlab seeks partnerships with like-minded organizations, academia, and industry leaders to drive research, share insights, and collectively promote low-carbon goals in the built environment. We are architects, engineers, carpenters, machinists, project managers, and business leaders who inspired to reshape the built environment through the beauty and revolution of mass timber construction. 

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MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE BUILDING TYPES

At Timberlab, we aim to optimize mass timber across all building types, from sleek office spaces and towering high-rises to robust industrial complexes. Our team's approach to mass timber not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your building, but also significantly streamlines the construction process through reduced construction times and less on-site labor. For owners and developers, choosing Timberlab means accessing a scalable solution that adapts to various architectural demands and scales and ensures that every project benefits from the sustainability, strength, and speed of erection that only mass timber provides.

Mass Timber + Industrial

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