Wood industry builds a fire-safe future

Do newer mass timber products hold the key to safer, taller wood buildings in the United States?

The American Wood Council thinks so, and is partnering with the nation’s leading fire-protection group to find out.

Jumpstarted by a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the council will conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation and the Property Insurance Research Group.