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Code Conforming Wood Design — Publications

Wood construction offers distinct design options typically not found in a single structural material. It is inexpensive, readily available, easy to work with, strong and adaptable. The economic, environmental and energy efficiency advantages account for more buildings being constructed of wood than any other structural material.

The intent of these books is to summarize allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 and 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). Emphasis will be placed on the design flexibilities permitted for wood in commercial construction. This is not meant to be a replacement for the IBC and does not encompass all of the design options in the IBC. The IBC should always be consulted for applicable specific requirements related to designs and site conditions.

2012 CCWD




  • Group A — 2012 Assembly Buildings
  • Group B — 2012 Business Buildings
  • Group E — 2012 Educational Buildings
  • Group F — 2012 Factory/Industrial Buildings
  • Group I — 2012 Institutional Buildings
  • Group M — 2012 Mercantile Buildings
  • Group R — 2012 Residential Buildings
  • Group S — 2012 Storage Buildings

    2009 CCWD




  • Group A — 2009 Assembly Buildings
  • Group B — 2009 Business Buildings
  • Group E — 2009 Educational Buildings
  • Group F — 2009 Factory/Industrial Buildings
  • Group I — 2009 Institutional Buildings
  • Group M — 2009 Mercantile Buildings
  • Group R — 2009 Residential Buildings
  • Group S — 2009 Storage Buildings

    CCWD for Legacy Codes

    Navigate HERE to access CCWD documents for legacy codes including: