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2018 IBC and IEBC balcony code changes adopted in CA
Feb 06, 2017
SACRAMENTO – The California Building Standards Commission has voted to approve emergency regulations enhancing the California Building Code (CBC) balcony and walking surface construction requirements. The American Wood Council (AWC) was a proponent of similar balcony code change proposals recently approved for publication in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and Existing Building Code (IEBC).
Sandy Springs Action Guise to Slow Development Growth
Sep 06, 2016
There have been several recent reports on an action taken by a Georgia community to ban wood construction in buildings more than three stories in height and larger than 100,000 square feet, an action that unfortunately had no basis in concerns for safety or the environment.
AWC committed to White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes
May 10, 2016
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) is participating in today’s White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes where the Administration, and private and public collaborators will discuss the role of building codes in furthering community resilience, and the economic benefits of resilient design. The event is also hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and coincides with National Building Safety Month.
AWC hosts resilient design webinar series during Building Safety Month
Apr 26, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – As a major sponsor of the International Code Council’s (ICC) Building Safety Month, the American Wood Council (AWC) will host a complementary four-part Disaster Resistant Wood Frame Construction webinar series in May. AWC is also sponsoring the third week of ICC’s Building Safety Month, “Learn from the Past, Build for Tomorrow.”
AWC releases 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction
Apr 18, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction, which contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, cross-laminated timber, poles and piles, I-joists, and structural composite lumber.
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.
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.”
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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