• AWC applauds Utah’s recognition of tall mass timber

    Mar 26, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Governor’s signature on legislation to require the state’s Uniform Building Code Commission to recommend building standards for use of mass timber in residential and commercial building construction. The Utah House of Representatives passed the bill (H.B. 142) on February 12th and the Senate passed it on February 22nd. It was signed into law by Governor Herbert on March 22nd
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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: 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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