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  • 2018 WFCM standard available online

    Dec 01, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. - The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings is now available online at www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/wfcm-2018.
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  • New Jersey legislation circumvents building, fire officials

    Nov 30, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, submitted a letter in opposition of New Jersey Assembly bill A-96. The bill would amend the state construction code to limit heights and areas of wood-frame construction in large residential multi-family construction.
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  • 2018 NDS standard approved by ANSI

    Nov 28, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. - The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • AWC applauds House passage of Resilient Federal Forests Act

    Nov 02, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936). The bill (H.R. 2936) includes the research title of the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380/S. 538), which would establish a performance driven research and development program for advancing the use of innovative wood products in building construction.
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  • AWC: Clean Power Plan didn’t provide clarity on biomass

    Oct 10, 2017
    WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
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  • Leading Fire Prevention and Code Organizations Partner to Improve Fire Safety

    Oct 06, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – In advance of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Week October 8-14, leading fire prevention and code organizations announce the formation of a Construction Fire Safety Coalition dedicated to reducing the occurrence of fires in buildings under construction, alteration, or demolition. The Coalition has been created in collaboration with the American Wood Council (AWC); Davidson Code Concepts, LLC; FireForceOne; International Code Council (ICC); National Association of Home Builders; National Association of State Fire Marshals; National Fire Sprinkler Association; and a representative of the Cambridge, Mass. Fire Department, in response to recent fires in Massachusetts, California and New Jersey.
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  • AWC, WoodWorks release updated Heights & Areas Calculator

    Oct 02, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and WoodWorks have released the public beta version of an updated app to calculate maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications and types of construction. The Heights & Areas Calculator is based on the provisions in the 2015 and earlier editions of the International Building Code (IBC).
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  • Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, including AWC, asks Congress for improvements in the next Farm Bill

    Jul 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON – As Congress begins writing the next iteration of the Farm Bill, the Forests in the Farm Bill (FIFB) Coalition, a group of 92 forest organizations, released a set of forest-related recommendations that would improve the bill’s ability to support private and family-owned forests and the benefits they provide.
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