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Building Affordable Housing with Mass Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2783
Topic
Market and Adoption
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
Sustainable Northwest
Hacienda Community Development Group
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Mass Timber
Residential Buildings
Life Cycle Analysis
Project Financing
Affordable Housing
Research Status
In Progress
Summary
Sustainable Northwest (SNW) and Hacienda Community Development Group (HCDC), both based in Oregon, have proposed a plan to demonstrate pathways for building affordable housing with regionally sourced mass timber. In response to the region’s housing shortage, the partners’ proposal demonstrates the use of mass timber products while supporting efforts to educate stakeholders on wood product companies and forest restoration. The project outlines a plan to explore financing options, build one or more prototypes, and perform a structural material life cycle analysis.
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Creating Affordable Housing Opportunities with Mass Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2980
Year of Publication
2021
Topic
Market and Adoption
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Spiritos, Jeff
Fernholz, Kathryn
Organization
Spiritos Properties LLC
Publisher
Dovetail Partners
Year of Publication
2021
Format
Report
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Affordable Housing
Business Development
History
Construction Techniques
Multifamily Light Frame
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Through a Wood Innovation Grant (WIG) from the USDA Forest Service, research was conducted to analyze the history of affordable multifamily housing in the US, and trace improvements along the way. The research summarized in this paper considered the issues facing the creation of affordable housing of acceptable quality at an acceptable price; the social, economic, and racial conditions facing the industry; and the problems created by the acute affordable housing shortage. This paper also presents 340+ Dixwell, a planned mass timber, passive house, affordable housing project in New Haven, Connecticut.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Engineered Timber Structural Frame Components for an Innovative Modular Building System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2845
Topic
Design and Systems
Connections
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
National Renewable Energy Lab
TallWood Design Institute
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Connections
Keywords
Modular Construction
Modularization
Affordable Housing
Prototype
Low-Grade
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Stacey Fritz at Cold Climate Housing Research Center – National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
Summary
This project will design, produce, test, and integrate engineered timber products for a modular building system with potential for national applications. The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) in Fairbanks, Alaska, is combining advanced building technologies into a high performance and interoperable kit-of-parts building system called “New Iglu” to meet the increasing demand for affordable, flexible housing solutions. CCHRC is prototyping its innovative New Iglu project, which utilizes vacuum insulated panels, with support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Building Construction Initiative. With this Wood Innovation Grant, CCHRC will partner with Oregon State University (OSU) and University of Oregon (UO)’s TallWood Design Institute (TDI) to leverage TDI’s specialized research laboratory facilities and expertise in engineered timber, prototyping, and structural engineering. The goals are to prototype modular engineered timber structural frame components for the New Iglu system, demonstrate the commercial viability of low-value timber, and disseminate results to stakeholders. TDI will develop frame components, including reusable structural connections, that integrate with New Iglu and meet current U.S. buildings codes and standards.
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Mass Timber Economics of 7-12 Storey Residential Rental Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2813
Topic
Cost
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
DLT (Dowel Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
Morrison Hershield
BC Housing
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
DLT (Dowel Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Cost
Design and Systems
Keywords
Cost Effective
Cost-Competitive
ROI
Building Code
Affordable Housing
Mass Timber
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Eric Wood at Morrison Hershfield
Summary
The study assesses the potential of mass timber multi-unit residential construction as it compares to traditional methods including concrete and steel in terms of cost competitiveness, cost effectiveness, financial value and ROI. The analysis will include potential limitations of existing building codes, how the codes support or constrain the use of mass timber, including impacts to affordability, and whether further industry and government support of tall wood construction is needed to integrate it into Canada’s housing supply. To inform the analysis, the study produces base case archetypes for concrete and steel structures, and then create a series of comparative archetypes mass timber structures and hybrid structures in the range of 7-12 storeys.
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PathHouse Modular Mass Timber Prototype

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3179
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
Market and Adoption
Organization
PathHouse LLC
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Affordable Housing
Modular Residences
Thin-profile Mass Timber Products
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Forest Service/USDA Wood Innovations Grants Recipient Point of Contact: Emily Dawson Location: Portland, Oregon
Summary
PathHouse’s mission is to provide permanent affordable housing – at scale – for low income and disaster-impacted communities through deployment of mass timber modular residences. PathHouse is designing and implementing an innovative housing production system that will be capable of producing upwards of 100,000 affordable housing units annually using regional wood fiber, and state-of-the-art manufacturing and design expertise. This grant would assist in funding the applied research required to fabricate and test the first PathHouse prototype modules. The structural design of the module system aims for optimum efficiency from a wood fiber standpoint, and utilizes mass timber panels with very thin profiles, between 1” and 3” thick. Mass timber panels produced in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) offer the potential for efficiencies of scale, speed, and safety unparalleled by other construction techniques, and with significantly lower embodied energy. The region is strongly positioned to succeed economically in this industry, due to recognized global leadership in research and development of engineered wood products, and abundant timber resources. We aim to demonstrate that there is room for growth in the market for thinner-profile mass timber products with thinner lamination dimensions. A consistent market for high-value use of small-diameter trees would support the increasing need for restoration forestry projects.
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Thomas Logan – Wood-Frame Podium Project Creates Affordable Housing

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2993
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
General Information
Publisher
WoodWorks
Year of Publication
2022
Format
Report
Topic
General Information
Keywords
Case Study
Affordable Housing
Thomas Logan
Concrete Podium
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Developed to help fill a critical need for housing in Boise’s downtown core, Thomas Logan is an attractive, brick-clad building that fits perfectly within the urban neighborhood. Defying the typically unremarkable design stereotypes of affordable housing, this striking development provides homes for 60 families; 45 of the units are designated for people making 30 to 60 percent of the county’s median income.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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