• AWC Releases New Publication to Aid Code Conformance When Building with Wood

    Sep 04, 2013
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Building Code® (IBC®).
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  • New Southern Pine Design Values Implemented in AWC Standards and Design Tools

    May 09, 2013
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has revised several of its standards and design tools in response to upcoming changes to Southern Pine design values. The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review approved changes to design values for all grades and all sizes of visually graded Southern Pine and Mixed Southern Pine lumber, with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2013 to allow for their orderly implementation. The changes to AWC standards and design tools ensure they remain consistent with the new design values. Visit www.spib.org and www.southernpine.com for more details.
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  • US Edition of CLT Handbook Now Available

    Feb 05, 2013
    MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC — FPInnovations - in collaboration with the American Wood Council (AWC), the United States (U.S.) Forest Products Laboratory, APA, and U.S. WoodWorks - has published a guide to cross-laminated timber (CLT) applications in the U.S. Developed for building professionals, the publication provides technical information and illustrates CLT applications adapted to current codes and standards.
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