AWC’s 2018 Wood Design Package now available in print

Aug 02, 2018

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 Wood Design Package is now available for purchase in printed format. The document set contains the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, with Commentary and 2018 Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, and the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) with Commentary.

The 2018 Wood Design Package includes design information for wind and seismic conditions, sawn lumber, structural glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, shear walls and diaphragms, poles and piles, I-joists, structural composite lumber, structural connections (nails, bolts, screws), and cross-laminated timber.

“The 2018 Wood Design Package brings together all required elements for design of wood structures in one comprehensive document,” said AWC Vice President of Technology Transfer John “Buddy” Showalter. “Through their reference in the International Building Code, these standards allow traditional and engineered wood products to be more easily used in the United States.”

Both the NDS and SDPWS were approved by the American National Standards Institute as American National Standards. They are each referenced in the International Code Council's 2018 International Building Code.

Searchable and printable electronic (PDF) versions of the 2018 Wood Design Package documents are also available for purchase. A free recorded webinar and summary of changes to the 2018 NDS is also available.

For more information, call 202-463-2766 or email