• 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 Releases New Acoustics App

    Jul 15, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a new mobile app to calculate sound transmission based on the “Technical Report 15 (TR 15), Calculation of Sound Transmission Parameters for Wood-Framed Assemblies.”
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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 Hosts Panel Discussion on Deck Construction

    Jun 16, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) is hosting a free webinar on deck construction in a new panel discussion format. Renowned deck expert Mike Guertin, who has been featured in Professional Deck Builder and Fine Homebuilding, will join AWC’s Matt Hunter, BCO, and Loren Ross, PE, to answer questions from webinar attendees.
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  • AWC Releases Updated Report on Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies

    May 27, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies."
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  • 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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  • 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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