• AWC: Washington state helping revolutionize how America builds

    Mar 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following Governor Jay Inslee signing SB 5450, which directs the state of Washington to enact the tall wood building code changes when adopted by the International Code Council. The move will help jump start mass timber construction in the state.
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  • Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Assembly guide updated

    Mar 01, 2018
    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.”
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  • AWC’s self-directed study program tops 100 Courses

    Feb 20, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council’s (AWC) self-directed study program now has 100 available online courses (eCourses) about wood. Course areas range from the use and application of AWC standards, building codes, design considerations, and green buildings and materials.
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  • AWC, AF&PA Call for Serious Reforms in New Source Review Permitting Program at House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee Hearing

    Feb 14, 2018
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association called for serious reforms in the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee. Paul Noe, Vice President for Public Policy for both associations, testified as one of six panelists at the Capitol Hill hearing - “New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and Infrastructure.” The full text of his testimony can be found here.
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  • 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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