• AWC-NAFO Response to TIME Magazine Article

    Jun 25, 2021
    In TIME’s recent article published on June 2 (Wildfires Are Getting Worse, So Why Is the U.S. Still Building Homes With Wood?), reporter Alana Samuels makes a bizarre case for building houses out of concrete and steel instead of wood. Rather than exploring the carbon footprint and climate consequences of using more man-made, energy-intensive building materials, Samuels saves her scrutiny entirely for wood -- a natural, renewable, biodegradable building material, grown in abundance in the United States. The resulting story is an unchecked talking points memo on the “environmental benefits” of two of the most fossil fuel intensive materials in building and construction.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.”
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  • AWC releases Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

    Jan 26, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has developed a free series of easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas, based on provisions contained in AWC’s 201​5 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM).
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  • AWC applauds Tall Wood Building Competition winners

    Sep 17, 2015
    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Tall Wood Building Competition winners. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, Softwood Lumber Board and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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  • America's Leading Wood Building Products Companies Pledge to Help Haiti Rebuild Stronger, Safer Buildings

    Feb 03, 2010
    Group Calls on Federal Officials to Focus Reconstruction on Earthquake-Resistant Wood Instead of Less-Resistant Materials
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