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International Code Council Building Safety Month

Awareness Activities Hosted by American Wood Council

 

During the month of May, the American Wood Council (AWC) will be celebrating the International Code Council's (ICC) Building Safety Month to raise awareness and help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

 

Week 1 (May 1-5): Preparing for Disasters: Build Strong, Build Smart
To kick off Building Safety Month, AWC will be covering how to prepare for disasters by building smart and strong. AWC will highlight their reference standards which are state-of-the-art, ensuring wood construction meets the latest recommendations on design loads and gives designers the tools they need. In addition, AWC will be sharing information about our code-referenced consensus standards via social media and our website. You can follow the conversation on Twitter via #BuildingSafety365, #BuildingSafetyMonth, #BuildWithWood, #WoodBuildsOurWorld.
Week 2 (May 6-12): Ensuring a Safer Future Through Training and Education
As an ICC Preferred Provider, AWC will be sharing information about our educational materials and courses for wood design and construction best practices as well as construction fire safety practices during week two. You can follow the conversation on Twitter as well as LinkedIn via #BuildingSafety365, #BuildingSafetyMonth, #BuildWithWood, #WoodBuildsOurWorld.
Week 5 (May 27-31): Innovations in Building Safety
AWC will be highlighting the role of the ICC code development process and how it successfully paved the way for the acceptance of tall mass timber buildings. The TMT (Tall Mass Timber) code changes are a good example of how the ICC process can work to allow for the introduction of new technologies and building systems. AWC will be sharing content and informational resources, including an infographic and tall wood toolkit on how to effectively navigate the new code changes. You can follow the conversation via #BuildingSafety365, #BuildingSafetyMonth, #BuildWithWood, #WoodBuildsOurWorld.
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AWC announces top 2018 webinars and e-courses

Feb 11, 2019

LEESBURG, VA. – The most popular live and self-study webinars from the American Wood Council (AWC) in 2018 detailed the significant changes related to wood construction in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC).

The top webinars in 2018 are listed below. All are available on the AWC website as self-directed study programs to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Code Council (ICC) or National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) credit.

Most Popular Live Webinars of 2018

Most Influential Webinars of 2018 (as determined by attendees self-reported skill level before and after the webinar)

Most Popular E-Courses of 2018

“AWC is committed to providing quality free education resources to ensure the building code and design community has the most up-to-date information related to wood design and construction,” said AWC Senior Director of Education Michelle Kam-Biron. “The most popular webinar presented recent building codes changes, highlighting the desire of busy building code officials and design professionals to stay current.”

Check AWC’s Events page for the 2019 webinar schedule and to register.

AWC is approved as a Preferred Provider through ICC’s education Preferred Provider Program (PPP). Fifty percent of the CEUs required for certification renewal must be earned from training by ICC or an ICC Preferred Provider. AWC is also an approved provider of continuing education through the AIA Continuing Education System, and many of our education programs are registered with NCSEA’s Diamond Approval Program.

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