ASCC expertise informs Senator King’s request for mass timber adoption

The Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Wood Composites Manager Russell Edgar and ASCC Executive Director Dr. Habib Dagher featured in Maine Public article discussing Senator Angus King’s request for the  General Services Administration to use mass timber in construction and renovation of government buildings. The ASCC is home to the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center. 

“To start a new industry you need to create demand,” said Dr. Dagher. “Maine tree species can compete with those used in other parts of the U.S. and Europe to make mass timber.” (Maine Public). 

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Read more about the ASCC’s Maine Mass Timber Commercilization Center

Contact: Amy Blanchard