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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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  • Fire testing completed on full-scale mass timber building

    Jul 13, 2017
    Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results.
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  • 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.”
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  • 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.
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  • Update on flame spread performance of wood products used for interior finish

    Oct 13, 2015
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised Design for Code Acceptance 1 (DCA 1): Flame Spread Performance of Wood Products Used for Interior Finish.
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  • Updated report on the fire resistance of exposed wood members released

    Oct 05, 2015
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised Technical Report 10 (TR10): Calculating the Fire Resistance of Exposed Wood Members.
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  • American Wood Council Sponsors Week 1 of International Code Council's Building Safety Month

    May 05, 2014
    Awareness month highlights importance of fire safety measures and education.
    LEESBURG, VA. – In recognition of the growing need for safe and sustainable structures, the American Wood Council (AWC) announced today its participation in this year’s Building Safety Month, hosted by the International Code Council (ICC) to celebrate building safety worldwide during the month of May. This year's theme is BUILDING SAFETY: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks, and each week spotlights a specific area of building safety.
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