• AWC Applauds Georgia Passage of Tall Mass Timber Bill

    Jul 01, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following Governor Brian Kemp signing HB 777, which directs the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and its State Codes Advisory Committee to look at and evaluate the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2021 tall mass timber building code changes for early adoption. The agency will begin its review this summer and complete its work by July 1, 2021.
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  • AWC Hosts Panel Discussion on Deck Construction

    Jun 16, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) is hosting a free webinar on deck construction in a new panel discussion format. Renowned deck expert Mike Guertin, who has been featured in Professional Deck Builder and Fine Homebuilding, will join AWC’s Matt Hunter, BCO, and Loren Ross, PE, to answer questions from webinar attendees.
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  • AWC Releases Updated Report on Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies

    May 27, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies."
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  • Acoustical Values Added to AWC’s DCA 3

    Apr 02, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 – Fire-resistance Rated Wood-Frame Wall and Floor/Ceiling Assemblies, which now includes sound transmission characteristics of floor/ceiling assemblies. A free pdf version of DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website at https://awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3.
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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 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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  • 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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