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  • 2015 Permanent Wood Foundation standard approved

    Feb 04, 2015
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council's 2015 Permanent Wood Foundation Design Specification (PWF) standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute as an American National Standard. The PWF is referenced in the International Code Council's 2015 International Residential Code and International Building Code.
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  • 2015 Wood-Frame Construction Manual standard approved by ANSI

    Nov 17, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council's 2015 Wood-Frame Construction Manual for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (WFCM) has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). WFCM is referenced in the International Code Council's 2015 International Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC).
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  • AWC announces new guide to meet residential energy requirements

    Nov 11, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has published a new Design for Code Acceptance, "Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction" or DCA 7. It provides ways to economically meet the residential requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) using wood framing. The guide is offered for free on the AWC website.
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  • 2015 NDS and SDPWS standards approved by ANSI

    Oct 28, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council2015 "National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction" and "Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic" (SDPWS)standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Both standards are referenced for compliance with the International Code Council's upcoming 2015 "International Building Code" (IBC).
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  • AWC Releases 2012 WFCM Workbook

    Oct 22, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has released a new workbook titled Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loads (2012 WFCM Workbook) providing a design example and typical checklist for a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two- Family Dwellings. The free workbook is available on the AWC website.
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  • AWC Updates Wood Deck Guide to Reflect 2012 International Residential Code

    Jun 09, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has updated one of its most popular publications, the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide – DCA 6, to reflect changes to wood deck construction requirements in the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC). This guide is being offered free on AWC's website.
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  • AWC Releases New Publication to Aid Code Conformance When Building with Wood

    Sep 04, 2013
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Building Code® (IBC®).
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  • New Southern Pine Design Values Implemented in AWC Standards and Design Tools

    May 09, 2013
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has revised several of its standards and design tools in response to upcoming changes to Southern Pine design values. The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review approved changes to design values for all grades and all sizes of visually graded Southern Pine and Mixed Southern Pine lumber, with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2013 to allow for their orderly implementation. The changes to AWC standards and design tools ensure they remain consistent with the new design values. Visit www.spib.org and www.southernpine.com for more details.
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