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AWC applauds Gov. Scott’s signing of education omnibus bill
Apr 14, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the education omnibus bill, HB 7029, into law. The bill allows Florida school districts to modify educational facilities requirements in the state building code upon a 2/3 vote of the school board. These modifications could include allowing the use of wood for interior non-load bearing walls in public educational facilities, which is currently prohibited.
Hancock Lumber, Robbins Lumber newest AWC members
Apr 11, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has two new members: Hancock Lumber and Robbins Lumber, both headquartered in Maine.
Cellulosic fiberboard, laminated strand lumber EPDs released
Mar 16, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPD) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to 11. The cradle-to-gate, industry-wide EPDs are recognized by green building rating systems and are available for free download on the AWC or CWC websites.
AWC testifies in opposition to Maryland’s anti-wood legislation
Mar 08, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, testified today in opposition of Maryland House bill HB 1472, “Fire Safety Construction Act of 2016.”
2015 Wood Design Package now available in print
Feb 23, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council's (AWC) 2015 Wood Design Package is now available for purchase in printed format. The document set contains the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, with Commentary and 2015 Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, and the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) with Commentary.
AWC encouraged by Supreme Court’s stay of Clean Power Plan
Feb 10, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
AWC releases construction fire best practice manuals, website
Feb 03, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today released three manuals and a website designed to inform developers, local building departments and fire departments on how to prevent and reduce fire losses in buildings under construction. The website can be found at: www.ConstructionFireSafetyPractices.com.
AWC encouraged by passage of Sen. Collins’ biomass amendment
Feb 02, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Vice President, Government Affairs Sarah Dodge has issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the biomass amendment to the Senate Energy Bill (S. 2012), which was led by Sens. Susan Collins, Angus King and Amy Klobuchar. The amendment would require the Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to jointly ensure that federal policy relating to forest bioenergy: (1) is consistent across all departments and agencies; and (2) recognizes the full benefits of the use of forest biomass for energy, conservation and responsible forest management.
AWC In the News
Mass timber: From 'What the heck is that?' to 'Wow!'
Jan 13, 2017 |
Building Design + Construction
Wood Products and Resilience of the Built Environment
Jan 3, 2017 |
A New Timber Tower Opens in Minneapolis
Dec 12, 2016 |
Green Building Advisor
Common Deck Stair Defects
Dec 12, 2016 |
Professional Deck Builder
Design of Bolted Connections per the 2015 NDS
Nov 2, 2016 |
Buildings Could Join Forests as Carbon Sinks
Oct 18, 2016 |
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