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  • AWC Launches Fire Service Advisory Council

    May 07, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has launched its Fire Service Advisory Council, a national group of fire service experts that will provide AWC and the wood products industry with broad-based advice and guidance on fire safety strategies and tactics regarding wood construction, wood products, and the wood product industry’s engagement with the fire service. The Fire Service Advisory Council provides the opportunity for a productive dialogue with the nation’s Fire Service to address reducing fires in wood construction. The Fire Service Advisory Council is also intended to help identify effective training materials for the Fire Service and enhance the relationship between the Fire Service and wood products industry. The first Fire Service Advisory Council conference call took place on April 30th. This will be followed by a fall in-person meeting during which AWC and the Fire Service Advisory Council will solidify an action plan to drive council activities into 2020 and beyond.
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  • AWC relaunches WoodAware as a resource for Fire Service

    May 06, 2019
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council this week relaunched WoodAware (www.woodaware.org), an informational website on wood construction for the fire service. New additions to the WoodAware site include a section on the International Code Council (ICC) tall mass timber code changes recently approved for inclusion in the 2021 ICC building codes.
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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 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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