Though the pace of adoption remains slow compared to conventional materials, engineered lumber is starting to make make headway for use in taller wooden buildings, sometimes called "plyscrapers."

Recent developments have helped to shine a light on mass timber use in taller buildings. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched the US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, with a $2 million (U.S.) prize for “US developers, institutions, organizations and design teams willing to undertake an alternative solution…