• AWC Supports “Begin Actual Construction” Guidance

    Mar 25, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the draft “Begin Actual Construction” air guidance memo. It clarifies that construction on non-emission elements of a project can begin before obtaining a New Source Review (NSR) permit.
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  • AWC Releases Update to Span Calculator App

    Feb 25, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated Maximum Span Calculator for Wood Joists and Rafters. The primary change is inclusion of updated design values as found in the 2018 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction Supplement.
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  • AWC Applauds Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Bill

    Feb 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding Congressman Bruce Westerman’s Trillion Trees bill, which recognizes the potential of sustainable building materials in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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  • AWC Releases 2015/2018 Structural Wood Design Examples

    Jan 20, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and International Code Council have released a joint publication, 2015/2018 Structural Wood Design Examples, intended to aid in the structural design of wood buildings using both Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).
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  • AWC Applauds Denver’s Adoption of Tall Mass Timber Codes

    Jan 06, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The City of Denver voted on December 23, 2019, to adopt the 2019 Denver Building Code, which includes the tall mass timber code provisions approved for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
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  • LP Corporation EVP will lead AWC’s board

    Dec 18, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today announced the election of LP Corporation’s Executive Vice President Neil Sherman as the AWC Board of Directors’ Chairman of the Board for a one-year term, effective January 1, 2020.
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  • AWC: Ambient Air Guidance Uses Realistic Scenarios

    Dec 03, 2019
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuing the final ambient air guidance under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The final guidance adopts a more probabilistic approach for where impacts of new projects must be measured for evaluation.
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  • AWC Connection Calculator Updated

    Sep 16, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) released an updated version of its free Connection Calculator based on the provisions the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction as referenced in the 2015 International Building Code. The updated calculator includes cross-laminated timber (CLT) connection provisions and post-frame ring shank nails.
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