Tracking Paul Bunyon

Explore these maps of North America's blooming timber industry

Pictured here: The 18-story Brock Commons tower in Vancouver under construction. (Courtesy Acton Ostry Architects/University of British Columbia)

This article originally appeared as part of our January 2019 print issue in the timber feature.

The timber industry has long thrived on its small-scale, local nature due to the sourcing of its materials as well as the limits on project size set by the building code. With this has come a good deal of fragmentation and disorganization, so we decided to map out the different schools, organizations, and manufacturers that are leading the way in the research and development of mass timber across the United States and Canada.