AWC Building Code Experts
AWC's Building Codes and Standards staff works closely with model, state, and local building code organizations, as well as with many standards developing groups to gain the broadest possible acceptance of wood products in the marketplace.
Code Conforming Wood Design Publications and Calculator
AWC has developed an allowable heights and areas calculator with comprehensive Help file that demonstrates the degree of freedom allowed in wood construction by providing a general summary of allowable wood uses, including building height and area requirements.
AWC has also developed free downloadable documents on wood design in the context of the new international building codes.
Fire and Other Issues
AWC has developed documents for fire design and design of post-frame buildings. Access these free downloadable documents.
Model Code Information
Codes and Standards
National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction
ANSI/AF&PA 2008 - Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) standard with Commentary
Wood Frame Construction Manual for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
ANSI/AF&PA 2007 - Permanent Wood Foundation Design Specification (PWF)
2012 Span Tables for Joists and Rafters
Wood Construction Data Publication 4 - Plank-And-Beam Framing for Residential Buildings