• AWC: Maryland bills circumvent work of architects, engineers, building and fire officials

    Mar 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, along with numerous representatives from building owners, architecture, development, and engineering, all testified yesterday in opposition of Maryland House Bill 1311. The bill would prohibit a multifamily dwelling from being constructed using wood-frame construction in jurisdictions exceeding a specified population density. The legislation is a companion to Senate Bill 722.
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  • AWC: Building code process works

    Feb 21, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, along with numerous representatives from building owners, architecture, development, and engineering, all testified today in opposition of Maryland Senate Bill 722. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Joan Carter Conway, would prohibit a multifamily dwelling from being constructed using wood-frame construction in municipal jurisdictions exceeding a specified population density.
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  • 2018 IBC and IEBC balcony code changes adopted in CA

    Feb 06, 2017
    SACRAMENTO – The California Building Standards Commission has voted to approve emergency regulations enhancing the California Building Code (CBC) balcony and walking surface construction requirements. The American Wood Council (AWC) was a proponent of similar balcony code change proposals recently approved for publication in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and Existing Building Code (IEBC).
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