• AWC Leads National Forest Products Week with Video Case Study on Mass Timber Basketball Arena

    Oct 18, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) is kicking off National Forest Products Week today with a virtual panel discussion to highlight the public-private partnership that drove the construction of the University of Idaho’s mass timber arena. The panel will be recorded and available later this week as an eCourse. The University received two Wood Innovation Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that were used develop the proof of concept of the design, which officially opened to the public earlier this month.
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  • AWC Applauds Inclusion of Mass Timber Pilot Program in House National Defense Authorization Act

    Sep 02, 2021
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following the House Armed Service Committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effects of using mass timber products in Department of Defense military construction projects.
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  • AWC Conducts CLT Connection Tests

    May 11, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) completed testing of connections used in recent full-scale tests of cross-laminated timber (CLT) diaphragm. The latest test results indicated that the connections performed better than expected, resulting in higher than expected shear capacities of the CLT diaphragms.
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  • AWC Releases Carbon Policy Platform

    Apr 21, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a carbon policy platform that would help unlock the potential for wood products to be a low-carbon building material solution on a large scale in the United States.
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  • AWC Statement on Trillion Trees Act

    Apr 20, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement after the reintroduction of Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Act.
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  • AWC Applauds Idaho’s Adoption of Tall Mass Timber Provisions

    Apr 16, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following Governor Brad Little’s signing of H 143, which directs the state building code board to amend the state building code to include the 2021 tall mass timber building code provisions by January 1, 2022.
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  • AWC Applauds Vilsack’s Confirmation to be Agriculture Secretary

    Feb 23, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Thomas Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture.
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  • AWC Applauds Mass Timber Provisions in NDAA

    Dec 11, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following the final passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill included language from Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) directing the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Agriculture to review the potential to incorporate innovative wood products in constructing or renovating facilities owned or managed by the Department of Defense and issue a report to Congress.
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