• AWC announces top 2018 webinars and e-courses

    Feb 11, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The most popular live and self-study webinars from the American Wood Council (AWC) in 2018 detailed the significant changes related to wood construction in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC).
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  • AWC: Tall Mass Timber code changes get final approval

    Dec 19, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The International Code Council (ICC) has released the unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018, including passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals. The proposals create three new types of construction (Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C), which set fire safety requirements, and allowable heights, areas and number of stories for tall mass timber buildings. Official results are expected to be announced during the first quarter of 2019. The new provisions will be included in the 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • AWC: Final Farm Bill encourages mass timber innovation

    Dec 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today’s final passage of the 2019 Farm Bill. The bill includes the Research Title and Wood Innovation Grant language from the Timber Innovation Act (S.538/H.R. 1380), and separately a clarification on what constitutes a “USDA Certified Biobased Product” under federal procurement guidelines. AWC partnered with the National Alliance of Forest Owners and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.
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  • Roseburg Forest Products Chairman will lead AWC’s board

    Dec 10, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today announced the election of Roseburg Forest Products ​Chairman Allyn Ford as the AWC Board of Directors’ Chairman for a second one-year term, effective January 1, 2019.
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  • Arauco North America joins AWC

    Dec 06, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – Arauco North America, headquartered in Atlanta, has joined the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • AWC opposes New Jersey’s anti-wood legislation

    Dec 03, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) submitted a letter in opposition to New Jersey Senate bill S. 1261, which would amend the state construction code to limit heights and areas of wood-frame construction in large residential multi-family construction. Excerpts of the letter are below and the full letter is available here.
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  • AWC: Ambient Air memo focuses on likely exposure scenarios

    Nov 09, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s draft policy memo clarifying what is excluded from “ambient air” for air quality modeling purposes. The memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopts a more probabilistic approach for where impacts of new projects must be measured for evaluation.
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  • AWC: NSR Project Aggregation action lifts red tape

    Nov 07, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s ending its reconsideration and lifting the stay on the 2009 New Source Review (NSR) project aggregation interpretative rule. The action from Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler clarifies when projects are substantially related for their emissions to be added together for permitting purposes.
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