• AWC Releases 2012 WFCM Workbook

    Oct 22, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has released a new workbook titled Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loads (2012 WFCM Workbook) providing a design example and typical checklist for a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two- Family Dwellings. The free workbook is available on the AWC website.
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  • AWC Updates Wood Deck Guide to Reflect 2012 International Residential Code

    Jun 09, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has updated one of its most popular publications, the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide – DCA 6, to reflect changes to wood deck construction requirements in the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC). This guide is being offered free on AWC's website.
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  • AWC Releases New Publication to Aid Code Conformance When Building with Wood

    Sep 04, 2013
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Building Code® (IBC®).
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  • New Southern Pine Design Values Implemented in AWC Standards and Design Tools

    May 09, 2013
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has revised several of its standards and design tools in response to upcoming changes to Southern Pine design values. The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review approved changes to design values for all grades and all sizes of visually graded Southern Pine and Mixed Southern Pine lumber, with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2013 to allow for their orderly implementation. The changes to AWC standards and design tools ensure they remain consistent with the new design values. Visit www.spib.org and www.southernpine.com for more details.
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  • US Edition of CLT Handbook Now Available

    Feb 05, 2013
    MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC — FPInnovations - in collaboration with the American Wood Council (AWC), the United States (U.S.) Forest Products Laboratory, APA, and U.S. WoodWorks - has published a guide to cross-laminated timber (CLT) applications in the U.S. Developed for building professionals, the publication provides technical information and illustrates CLT applications adapted to current codes and standards.
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  • 2012 National Design Specification® Printed Copies Now Available from the American Wood Council

    Dec 20, 2012
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council's (AWC) 2012 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction is now available for purchase in printed format.
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  • Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Gains Code Approval – New Opportunities for Wood in Non-Residential Structures

    Nov 12, 2012
    ​LEESBURG, VA – A proposed code change by the American Wood Council (AWC) to expand the use of cross laminated timber through the building code's heavy timber construction classification has been approved by the International Code Council (ICC). The recently approved change will lead the way for new U.S. markets for this emerging wood product in non-residential buildings.
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  • Southern Pine Design Values Implemented in AWC Standards and Design Tools

    May 01, 2012
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has revised several of its standards and design tools in response to upcoming changes to Southern Pine design values. The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review approved changes to design values for 2"- 4" thick, 2"- 4" wide, Southern Pine #2 Dense and 2x4 Mixed Southern Pine #2, and all lower grades (i.e. #3, Stud, Construction, Standard, and Utility), with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2012 to allow for their orderly implementation. The changes to AWC standards and design tools ensure they remain consistent with the new design values. Visit www.spib.org and www.southernpine.com for more details.
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