Timber in the City: Architectural Students Awarded Prizes for Innovative Designs Using Wood

Awards were recently announced for a student design competition, Timber in the City: Urban Habitats, which explored wood as an innovative building material. The winning entrants, with prizes totaling $40,000, were chosen based on the design’s ability to integrate… Read more »


SLB Sponsors Mass Timber Exhibition at National Building Museum

An exhibit set to open in September 2016 at the National Building Museum will challenge the nation that wood is an old-fashioned building material. Located in the nation’s capital, the National Building Museum is America’s… Read more »


Timber Innovation Act Legislation Introduced

Proposed legislation, the “Timber Innovation Act,”  was introduced yesterday that would help accelerate research and development – and ultimately construction – of wood building in the United States.  The SLB, as a USDA research and… Read more »


2015 SLB Infographic

Download the 2015 Softwood Lumber Board infographic that summarizes the five year ROI and highlights SLB’s Centers of Excellence 2015 achievements.


US Green Building Council (USGBC) Announces LEED Recognition for Certified Wood

Tuesday the US Green Building council (USGBC) announced a new Alternative Compliance Pathway credit for recognition of responsible, legal sourcing of wood.  Wood certified under programs identified through ASTM D7612-10 (including SFI, ATFS, CSA, and… Read more »


The Softwood Lumber Boards’ Impact

Article appearing in March-April 2016 issue of Softwood Forest Product Buyer’s publication.   The SLB Continues to Move the Needle toward Increased Demand for Softwood Lumber  Mike Case, President & CE, The Westervelt Company Chair,… Read more »


Referendum to be Held on Continuance of Softwood Lumber Board

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced today that a continuance referendum will be conducted among eligible domestic (U.S.) manufacturers and importers of softwood lumber from August 1… Read more »


WoodWorks Announces 2016 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks has revealed its winners for the 2016 Wood Design Awards. Intended to promote the benefits of building from timber, this year’s 16 winners comprise a varied assortment, including a fire station, museum, library, and… Read more »


Call for Nominations – Softwood Lumber Board Seeks Candidates

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) seeks nominations of softwood lumber manufacturers and importers interested in candidacy for Board seats coming open in January 2017.   The deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. The 19-member board… Read more »


SLB’s 2015 Annual Report

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has released its 2015 Annual Report which highlights its accomplishments in what it has set out to do—protect and grow markets, sell more lumber, and accrue benefits for the entire… Read more »