• AWC applauds EPA’s biomass fuel expansion

    Feb 06, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalizing its list of “non-waste fuels” under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) rule, which now includes borate and copper naphthenate-treated rail ties.
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  • Forest Products Manufacturers Applaud EPA Permit Streamlining

    Jan 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of new guidance to reclassify certain major sources as area sources under the Clean Air Act:
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  • AWC announces top 2017 webinars

    Jan 17, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – An overview of significant changes for wood design in the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction topped the American Wood Council's 2017 webinars.
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  • Roseburg Forest Products Chairman elected 2018 AWC chairman

    Dec 12, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today announced the election of Roseburg Forest Products Chairman Allyn Ford as the AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective in January 2018.
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  • 2018 WFCM standard available online

    Dec 01, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. - The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings is now available online at www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/wfcm-2018.
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  • New Jersey legislation circumvents building, fire officials

    Nov 30, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, submitted a letter in opposition of New Jersey Assembly bill A-96. The bill would amend the state construction code to limit heights and areas of wood-frame construction in large residential multi-family construction.
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  • 2018 NDS standard approved by ANSI

    Nov 28, 2017
    LEESBURG, VA. - The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • AWC applauds House passage of Resilient Federal Forests Act

    Nov 02, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936). The bill (H.R. 2936) includes the research title of the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380/S. 538), which would establish a performance driven research and development program for advancing the use of innovative wood products in building construction.
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