"Wood is making a comeback."

“More builders are choosing timber for offices, apartments and campus buildings, rather than the concrete and steel that dominated construction for decades. They scored a huge win recently when the International Code Council said some wooden buildings could climb as high as 18 stories, more than twice the current permissible height, without compromising safety,” writes CJ Hughes in a recent Seattle Times article: Things are looking up for wood-building developers as code council backs higher heights

Long-anticipating these code changes, Coughlin Porter Lundeen has actively explored the opportunities and challenges associated with mass timber building and champion its integration into mid and high-rise design applications. Our approach offers creativity, a library of innovative mass timber framing assemblies, and a network of industry contacts. Through years of research, design, and determination, we have authored a proven formula for successful mass timber implementation and we stand by it as the sustainable building material of the future. We would love to share more about why. Please contact Chris Duvall if you’re interested in setting up an informational meeting.


Chris Duvall, P.E., S.E.

Chris advocates the innovation of mass timber and collaborates with local and national supply chain partners. He works with colleagues and clients to push design boundaries to include innovative products such as CLT that can be purchased from regional manufacturers. He also co-chairs the AIA Mass Timber Commitee, working with contractors to streamline the supply chain and realize the true cost of mass timber construction. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Chris if you’re interested in discussing mass timber design.

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