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Building Codes

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.

Contact information.

Code Conforming Wood Design Publications and Calculator

Allowable Heights and Areas 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


International Codes Council (ICC)
I-Code Adoption Map
ICC Evaluation Service (ES) Reports
ICC Code Revision Process




National Fire Protection Association




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