A 100% mass timber construction project is under way in North Carolina

Swinerton’s Timberlab is supplying the components for the 67,000-sf structure within the Live Oak Bank campus in Wilmington, N.C.

North Carolina-based architecture firm, JDavis Architects, is developing a six-story, 147,000-square-foot mixed-use development entirely made from mass timber, in collaboration with construction firm Swinerton. The project is set to be one of the largest mass timber projects in the United States and will help reduce the building’s carbon footprint by up to 60%. The use of mass timber, which is a strong and fire-resistant material that is also sustainable and renewable, will be a significant step forward for sustainable building projects in the United States. The building is targeting LEED Platinum certification and is expected to be completed by late 2022, serving as a model for future sustainable building projects.