Line separator

BUILDING
MATERIAL

RESOURCES

Looking for more information on our essential Coalition materials? This resource page is your one-stop location 

for building materials studies, articles, videos, and information. Explore the resources below or select a quick

link to navigate directly to a specific category. Click on the links provided to take a deeper dive.

MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION

SAFETY HAZARD PREVENTION,
BY 
DESIGN

Safety          Resilience           Sustainability           Cost & Constructability

FEATURED ARTICLES

Timber is Oregon's Biggest Carbon Polluter

The Impact of Material Selection on the Resiliency of Buildings

Concrete Masonry is Safe & Sound

Concrete Construction Innovations During Uncertain Times

FEATURED CASE STUDIES

Building

Resilience - 

Hazard Mitigation

The Sustainable Characteristics of Structural Steel

Cost Comparison

of CLT and Cast-in-place Reinforced Concrete 

Masonry

Resiliency Protects Occupants & Buildings

FEATURED VIDEOS

OPCMIA:

Quality & Value

Steel: A Safe, Sustainable Choice for Infrastructure

Resilience: A Priority for Communities Everywhere

Nucor: Steel Making & Recycling Process

Image by Takehiro Tomiyama

STEEL INDUSTRY RESPONSE TO INACCURATE NEW YORK TIMES
ARTICLE & CLAIMS REGARDING WOOD IN CONSTRUCTION

line-art.jpg

KATERRA FINDS IT'S NOT EASY TO BECOME THE TESLA OF PREFAB, MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION 

Safety

 

Resilience

 

Sustainability

 

Mass Timber in the Age of Mass Extinction

Caveat Emptor: Sustainability, Wood and the Environment

Amid climate crisis, a proposal to save Washington state forests for carbon storage, not logging

Cross-laminated timber is today's hottest sustainable construction material, but can it really slow climate change?

Setting the Record Straight on Tall Timber

Climate Impacts of Industrial Forest Practices in North Carolina

Open Letter: Concern Regarding Cross-laminated timber and environmental sustainability

Concrete Benefits: Sustainability

To Save Our Climate We Need Taller Trees Not Taller Wooden Buildings

Intact Forests in the United States: Proforestation Mitigates Climate Change and Serves the Greatest Good

Video: Celebrating Steel’s Sustainability on Earth Day

Structural Steel: The Premier Green Construction Material

Washington’s Building Codes Get Greener: Masonry Systems Prepared to Step Ahead

Why Masonry? The Sustainable Choice

High Performance Masonry: Sustainability through quality assurance practices

Designing Masonry Rainscreens

Methods, Impacts, and Opportunities in the Concrete Building Life Cycle

Optimizing Building Life Cycle Environmental Impact and Cost

The Little Green Book of Concrete

Carbon Sequestration in Forest Based Building Products

Crushed Returned Concrete as Aggregates for New Concrete

The Sustainable Steel Supply Chain

Thermal Bridging Solutions: Minimizing Structural Steel’s Impact on Building Envelope Energy Transfer

Greening Steel Construction

A Green Building for a Green Company

Control of Air Leakage in Concrete Masonry Walls

Sustainability: Foundation for a Sustainable Future

Land use strategies to mitigate climate change in carbon dense temperate forests

Environmental Groups Blast New City-Funded All Timber Building for Shirking Environmental Standards

Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment

China, Global Warming and Hot-Rolled Structural Steel Sections

Substantial global carbon uptake by cement carbonation

The wood from the trees: The use of timber in construction

Sustainable Concrete Pavements: A Manual of Practice

Scientists say the last of British Columbia’s old-growth trees will soon be gone, if policies don’t change

Wooden high-rises don’t guarantee reduced emissions

Are the Environmental Benefits of Wood Use in Construction Overstated?

Eugene wood treatment plant fined $223K for repeated environmental violations

Cost & Constructability

 
Image by Alexander Schimmeck

OREGON DAILY JOURNAL OF COMMERCE:
SUPPLY CRUCH FOR MASS TIMBER