• AWC’s Senior Director of Education Named SEAOSC’s “Engineer of the Year”

    Jun 30, 2020
    Michelle Kam-Biron is the First Woman to Receive the Award
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) Senior Director, Education, Michelle Kam-Biron has been recognized with the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California’s (SEAOSC) “Engineer of the Year” award. She is the first woman to receive this award and, in 2015, was also the first female president of SEAOSC.
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  • AWC Hosts Panel Discussion on Deck Construction

    Jun 16, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) is hosting a free webinar on deck construction in a new panel discussion format. Renowned deck expert Mike Guertin, who has been featured in Professional Deck Builder and Fine Homebuilding, will join AWC’s Matt Hunter, BCO, and Loren Ross, PE, to answer questions from webinar attendees.
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  • AWC Releases Seven Updated EPDs

    Jun 09, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released seven updated cradle-to-gate, industry-wide environmental product declarations (EPDs) for wood products. These third-party verified updates replace the 2013 editions previously available for use in determining the environmental footprint of the industry’s principal products, as well as with green building rating systems and sustainable construction standards.
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  • AWC Applauds Final PCWP Rule for Recognizing Emission Reductions

    Jun 08, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the final Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Risk and Technology Review rule.
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  • AWC Statement on EPA Proposal to Balance Benefits and Costs of Air Quality Regulations

    Jun 04, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.” The proposal seeks a 45-day comment period on ensuring that all future significant regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis.
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  • AWC Releases Updated Report on Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies

    May 27, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies."
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  • AWC Partners with Fire Groups on Distance Learning

    May 12, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has partnered with the Virginia Fire Prevention Association (VFPA) and Virginia Fire Marshal Academy to offer free distance learning opportunities for state fire inspectors.
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  • AWC Welcomes EPA’s Smart Sectors Snapshot

    Apr 16, 2020
    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a forest products industry snapshot as part of the Smart Sectors Program.
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