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Timber Solutions to Concrete Problems

September 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Timber Solutions to Concrete Problems

Environmentalists, timber companies, and business groups are excited about cross-laminated timber (CLT). They see this new technology as a sustainable way to develop a homegrown industry with an international market. But does CLT live up to the hype? How can Oregon lead in this industry?


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Join us at Timber Solutions to Concrete Problems for a discussion with many of the leading advocates for CLT in Oregon. They will address the potential carbon footprint of mass timber compared to conventional materials, sustainable logging practices, how to manufacture these materials responsibly, how builders can use CLT, and the promise of economic development with a sustainability focus. The panelists include:

Amy Croover Payette
Strategy & Communications Division Manager for Business Oregon

Brent Davies
Vice President for Forests and Ecosystems Services for Ecotrust

Valerie Johnson
President, D.R. Johnson, Oregon’s only manufacturing source for mass timber

Timm Locke
Director of Forest Products, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Kristin Slavin
PATH Architecture and Project Architect for Carbon 12, an eight-story mass timber building in Northeast Portland


This discussion will be unlike any we’ve done at City Club. Each panelist will speak to small groups that rotate each fifteen minutes. After these small-group sessions, the presenters will join together for a panel discussion based on the issues that came up during the small group sessions.

Space is limited to the first 40 people who sign up, so get your tickets now!


About City Club of Portland
City Club of Portland brings together civic-minded people to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work and play, for everyone.

City Club of Portland is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and research based civic organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development. Through weekly Friday Forums, community-based research and advocacy, and after-hours civic programs, City Club examines issues of importance to the Portland metropolitan region, the state and society as a whole.

Our 1,850 members represent a cross section of people in business, government, academia, social services and other professions, who are committed to making a positive difference in our community. Our members come from a wide range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Membership is open to everyone of high school age and older.


Mission Statement: To inform its members and the community in public matters and to arouse in them a realization of the obligations of citizenship.


Cover images courtesy Kaiser Group/PATH Architecture; City Club of Portland.


September 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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