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  • AWC hires O’Brocki as Fire Service Manager

    Mar 29, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – A new position, Manager, Fire Service Relations, with the American Wood Council (AWC) will be filled by Raymond “Ray” O’Brocki, CBO, effective immediately. O’Brocki will create a stronger relationship between AWC and the fire service community.
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  • Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Assembly guide updated

    Mar 01, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an update to “Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 - Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Floor and Wall Assemblies.”
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  • AWC announces top 2017 webinars

    Jan 17, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – An overview of significant changes for wood design in the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction topped the American Wood Council's 2017 webinars.
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  • 2018 WFCM standard available online

    Dec 01, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. - The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings is now available online at www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/wfcm-2018.
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  • New Jersey legislation circumvents building, fire officials

    Nov 30, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, submitted a letter in opposition of New Jersey Assembly bill A-96. The bill would amend the state construction code to limit heights and areas of wood-frame construction in large residential multi-family construction.
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  • 2018 NDS standard approved by ANSI

    Nov 28, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. - The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • Leading Fire Prevention and Code Organizations Partner to Improve Fire Safety

    Oct 06, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – In advance of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Week October 8-14, leading fire prevention and code organizations announce the formation of a Construction Fire Safety Coalition dedicated to reducing the occurrence of fires in buildings under construction, alteration, or demolition. The Coalition has been created in collaboration with the American Wood Council (AWC); Davidson Code Concepts, LLC; FireForceOne; International Code Council (ICC); National Association of Home Builders; National Association of State Fire Marshals; National Fire Sprinkler Association; and a representative of the Cambridge, Mass. Fire Department, in response to recent fires in Massachusetts, California and New Jersey.
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  • AWC, WoodWorks release updated Heights & Areas Calculator

    Oct 02, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and WoodWorks have released the public beta version of an updated app to calculate maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications and types of construction. The Heights & Areas Calculator is based on the provisions in the 2015 and earlier editions of the International Building Code (IBC).
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