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  • 2018 IBC and IEBC balcony code changes adopted in CA

    Feb 06, 2017
    SACRAMENTO – The California Building Standards Commission has voted to approve emergency regulations enhancing the California Building Code (CBC) balcony and walking surface construction requirements. The American Wood Council (AWC) was a proponent of similar balcony code change proposals recently approved for publication in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and Existing Building Code (IEBC).
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  • Cal/OSHA decides not to lower permissible wood dust exposure after AWC testimony

    Jan 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board declined a staff proposal to lower the existing permissible exposure limit (PEL) for wood dust from 5 milligrams per cubic meter to 1 milligram per cubic meter after testimony from the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • AWC Industry Progress Report shows improvements

    Jan 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures.
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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 Deck Guide in Spanish

    Aug 24, 2015
    The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a Spanish translation of the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide: DCA 6 – 2012 IRC Version.
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  • Comunicados AWC sobre Guía de Cubiertas en Español

    Aug 24, 2015
    El Consejo Norteamericano de Madera (AWC – por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado la traducción al idioma español de la Guía Normativa para la Construcción de Cubiertas de Madera Residenciales: DCA 6 – Versión 2012 IRC.
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  • OSHA Issues Wood Dust Enforcement Guidance

    Jun 17, 2015
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued more realistic guidance to field inspectors looking at accumulations of wood dust. The new guidance provides explicit instruction on how to address dusts, such as wood, with bulk densities of less than 75 lb/ft3.
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  • Check your decks during Building Safety Month

    May 01, 2015
    Building Safety Month in May emphasizes the need to adopt modern building codes
    LEESBURG, VA. – During Building Safety Month, the American Wood Council (AWC) is highlighting the importance of deck safety.
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