• Acoustical Values Added to AWC’s DCA 3

    Apr 02, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 – Fire-resistance Rated Wood-Frame Wall and Floor/Ceiling Assemblies, which now includes sound transmission characteristics of floor/ceiling assemblies. A free pdf version of DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website at https://awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3.
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  • Free Webinar: Demobilizing Construction Sites Due to COVID-19

    Mar 26, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – Construction sites across the country are being shut down as precautions due to COVID-19. Because inactive and unattended construction sites pose a risk to the community, the American Wood Council and Construction Fire Safety Coalition is hosting a free webinar on fire prevention precautions that should be taken by stakeholders when construction sites shut-down.
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  • AWC Supports “Begin Actual Construction” Guidance

    Mar 25, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the draft “Begin Actual Construction” air guidance memo. It clarifies that construction on non-emission elements of a project can begin before obtaining a New Source Review (NSR) permit.
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  • AWC Releases Update to Span Calculator App

    Feb 25, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated Maximum Span Calculator for Wood Joists and Rafters. The primary change is inclusion of updated design values as found in the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction Supplement.
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  • AWC Applauds Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Bill

    Feb 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding Congressman Bruce Westerman’s Trillion Trees bill, which recognizes the potential of sustainable building materials in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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  • AWC Releases 2015/2018 Structural Wood Design Examples

    Jan 20, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council have released a joint publication, 2015/2018 Structural Wood Design Examples, intended to aid in the structural design of wood buildings using both Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).
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  • AWC Applauds Denver’s Adoption of Tall Mass Timber Codes

    Jan 06, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The City of Denver voted on December 23, 2019, to adopt the 2019 Denver Building Code, which includes the tall mass timber code provisions approved for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
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