Civil + Structural Engineer features UMaine ASCC’s timber revolution
Civil + Structural Engineer magazine reported that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) is positioning itself to lead a mass timber revolution. ASCC qualified two new grades of cross-laminated timber using Maine-sourced lumber, so Maine lumber can now be used in CLT building construction for buildings as high as 10 stories or more. “The Advanced Structures and Composites Center is at the forefront of leveraging Maine’s abundant natural resources, like wood, to drive sustainable economic development opportunities through research, development, commercialization and workforce training. Working hand in hand with our partners in industry, our goal is to develop the materials and technologies to drive future value streams for the Maine forest products industry and train our next-generation manufacturing workforce,” said Habib Dagher, executive director of ASCC.