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  • AWC applauds Gov. Scott’s signing of education omnibus bill

    Apr 14, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the education omnibus bill, HB 7029, into law. The bill allows Florida school districts to modify educational facilities requirements in the state building code upon a 2/3 vote of the school board. These modifications could include allowing the use of wood for interior non-load bearing walls in public educational facilities, which is currently prohibited.
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  • Cellulosic fiberboard, laminated strand lumber EPDs released

    Mar 16, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPD) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to 11. The cradle-to-gate, industry-wide EPDs are recognized by green building rating systems and are available for free download on the AWC or CWC websites.
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  • AWC testifies in opposition to Maryland’s anti-wood legislation

    Mar 08, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, testified today in opposition of Maryland House bill HB 1472, “Fire Safety Construction Act of 2016.”
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  • 2015 Wood Design Package now available in print

    Feb 23, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council's (AWC) 2015 Wood Design Package is now available for purchase in printed format. The document set contains the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, with Commentary and 2015 Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, and the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) with Commentary.
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  • AWC releases construction fire best practice manuals, website

    Feb 03, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today released three manuals and a website designed to inform developers, local building departments and fire departments on how to prevent and reduce fire losses in buildings under construction. The website can be found at: www.ConstructionFireSafetyPractices.com.
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  • AWC releases Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

    Jan 26, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has developed a free series of easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas, based on provisions contained in AWC’s 201​5 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM).
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  • AWC: ICC approves Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee

    Jan 12, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) Vice President Kenneth Bland, P.E., issued the following statement regarding the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors approval of the formation of a Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee.
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  • Technical Report on dowel equations updated

    Dec 08, 2015
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised Technical Report 12 (TR 12): General Dowel Equations for Calculating Lateral Connection Values.
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