• Tall Mass Timber Provisions Adopted in NFPA 5000, NFPA 101

    Sep 09, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – Allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings have been approved as part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code® and, where applicable, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®.
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  • AWC Welcomes Jackson Morrill as New President & CEO

    Sep 01, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) will welcome Jackson Morrill, President of the Composite Panel Association (CPA), as AWC’s new President & CEO on September 16. He is succeeding Robert Glowinski, who is retiring at the end of the year after over 41 years with the wood products industry’s associations and the last 10 years spent as AWC’s President & CEO.
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  • AWC and ICC Release Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC

    Aug 04, 2020
    The publication provides an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building Code
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, providing an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • AWC Encouraged by Mass Timber Provisions Included in NDAA

    Jul 21, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following today’s vote approving Amendment 358 to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The amendment includes language directing the Secretary of Defense to review the potential for incorporating innovative wood products in the construction or renovation of Department of Defense facilities.
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  • AWC Releases New Acoustics App

    Jul 15, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a new mobile app to calculate sound transmission based on the “Technical Report 15 (TR 15), Calculation of Sound Transmission Parameters for Wood-Framed Assemblies.”
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  • AWC Encouraged by Clarity on Boiler MACT

    Jul 09, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler’s signing of the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) proposed rule in response to two D.C Circuit Court remands.
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  • AWC Applauds Georgia Passage of Tall Mass Timber Bill

    Jul 01, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following Governor Brian Kemp signing HB 777, which directs the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and its State Codes Advisory Committee to look at and evaluate the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2021 tall mass timber building code changes for early adoption. The agency will begin its review this summer and complete its work by July 1, 2021.
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  • AWC Welcomes House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Report

    Jul 01, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the release of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Majority Staff Report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.”
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