• AWC’s Flame Spread Guide Updated

    Jul 08, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 1 - Flame Spread Performance of Wood Products Used for Interior Finish.
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  • 2x6 Wood Exterior Wall Passes Fire Test – Added to Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Assemblies

    Apr 01, 2019
    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." The updated DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website: https://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3.
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  • AWC releases 2018 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction

    Feb 24, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released the 2018 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction, which contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, cross-laminated timber (CLT), poles and piles, I-joists, structural composite lumber, and connections.
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  • AWC releases 2015 Deck Guide in Spanish

    Feb 14, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a Spanish version of the popular Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide: DCA 6 – 2015 IRC Version, part of AWC’s Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) series.
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  • AWC Comunicado 2015 Guía para cubiertas de madera en español

    Feb 14, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – El American Wood Council (AWC) ha publicado una version en español de la popular Guía Normativa para la Construcción de Cubiertas de Madera Residenciales: DCA 6 – 2015 IRC Versión, parte del AWC’s Diseño para el código de Aceptación (DCA) series.
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  • 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 releases new report on sound transmission of wood-framed assemblies

    Oct 25, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a new report on sound transmission, “Technical Report 15 (TR15), Calculation of Sound Transmission Parameters for Wood-Framed Assemblies.”
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