• 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 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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  • AWC Connection Calculator Updated

    Sep 16, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) released an updated version of its free Connection Calculator based on the provisions the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction as referenced in the 2015 International Building Code. The updated calculator includes cross-laminated timber (CLT) connection provisions and post-frame ring shank nails.
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  • International Code Council Partners with AWC, WoodWorks on Heights & Areas App

    Sep 05, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The International Code Council has joined the American Wood Council (AWC) and WoodWorks in branding a free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications and types of construction. The Heights & Areas Calculator is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code (IBC).
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  • 2018 Code Conforming Wood Design Now Available

    Aug 26, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The 2018 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), a joint publication of the American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council, is now available as a free download. The publication concisely summarizes the most important provisions related to the use of wood and wood products as they appear in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • AWC’s Flame Spread Guide Updated

    Jul 08, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 1 - Flame Spread Performance of Wood Products Used for Interior Finish.
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  • 2x6 Wood Exterior Wall Passes Fire Test – Added to Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Assemblies

    Apr 01, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an update to "Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 - Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Floor and Wall Assemblies." The updated DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website: https://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3.
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