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Sign up for March 31 webinar: 'Bringing Mass Timber to Lumbertown'

construction workers working on a building made with mass timber

If you’re interested in mass timber construction, don't miss an upcoming conversation about a planned development in Muskegon that will feature mass timber buildings.

Register for “Bringing Mass Timber to Lumbertown: Adelaide Pointe’s Muskegon Lake Vision” – a free webinar starting at noon Thursday, March 31.

Sandra Lupien, director of MassTimber@MSU, will facilitate a discussion featuring developers Emily and Ryan Leestma and architect Jason Korb:

  • Emily and Ryan Leestma are developing Adelaide Pointe, a 30-acre, former industrial site on Muskegon Lake, to include a marina, boat storage, restaurants, retail, apartments and 400 condos, using an overall sustainable approach that includes mass timber construction for most of the buildings. 
  • Korb, the Adelaide Pointe architect, also is behind Milwaukee's 25-story Ascent Tower, the tallest mass timber building in the world.

Innovative construction method is sustainable

Mass timber construction allows for large and tall structures using engineered wood. These buildings often go up faster than traditional construction and use renewable materials.

Michigan State University used mass timber construction in its $100 million, 117,000-square-foot STEM Teaching and Learning Facility.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will break ground later this year on mass timber building to house its field office and customer service center in Newberry in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

Contact: Sandra Lupien, 510-681-3171