• AWC Conducts Full-Scale CLT Diaphragm Tests

    Oct 13, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has successfully completed two full-scale cross-laminated timber (CLT) diaphragm tests to provide strength and deformation data important for evaluating CLT diaphragm resistance to lateral wind and earthquake forces. The tests were completed at Weyerhaeuser’s ISO 17025 accredited test facility in Federal Way, Washington.
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  • Tall Mass Timber Provisions Adopted in NFPA 5000, NFPA 101

    Sep 09, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – Allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings have been approved as part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code® and, where applicable, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®.
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  • AWC and ICC Release Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC

    Aug 04, 2020
    The publication provides an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building Code
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, providing an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • AWC Encouraged by Mass Timber Provisions Included in NDAA

    Jul 21, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following today’s vote approving Amendment 358 to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The amendment includes language directing the Secretary of Defense to review the potential for incorporating innovative wood products in the construction or renovation of Department of Defense facilities.
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  • AWC Applauds Georgia Passage of Tall Mass Timber Bill

    Jul 01, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following Governor Brian Kemp signing HB 777, which directs the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and its State Codes Advisory Committee to look at and evaluate the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2021 tall mass timber building code changes for early adoption. The agency will begin its review this summer and complete its work by July 1, 2021.
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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 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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