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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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  • AWC: Tall Mass Timber code proposals approved at ICC public comment hearings

    Oct 24, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council's (AWC) Vice President of Codes & Regulations Kenneth Bland, P.E., issued the following statement regarding the approval of the 14 tall mass timber code change proposals during the International Code Council (ICC) public comment hearings today in Richmond, Va. The proposals will now be subject to ICC’s online voting, which is scheduled to begin in November. The final outcome of the tall mass timber code change proposals is expected in December.
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  • AWC welcomes Christiansen as Chief of the Forest Service

    Oct 15, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to Vicki Christiansen’s appointment as the 19th Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service. Christiansen has been serving as the Interim Chief since March.
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  • AWC applauds USDA Under Secretary confirmation

    Aug 31, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to James (Jim) Hubbard’s confirmation as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hubbard worked for the Colorado Forest Service for 35 years and served as the state’s chief forester for the last 20 years.
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  • AWC applauds Oregon’s allowance of tall mass timber buildings

    Aug 10, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – Oregon has become the first state to approve the use of science-based building code requirements for tall mass timber buildings under their statewide alternate method (SAM). The SAM program is unique to Oregon, allowing early technical consideration and approval on a statewide basis.
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  • AWC, NAFO, SLMA Statement on the Senate Farm Bill

    Jun 12, 2018
    The American Wood Council, the National Alliance of Forest Owners and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association responded in a joint statement to the introduction of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the farm bill.
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  • AWC: Washington state helping revolutionize how America builds

    Mar 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following Governor Jay Inslee signing SB 5450, which directs the state of Washington to enact the tall wood building code changes when adopted by the International Code Council. The move will help jump start mass timber construction in the state.
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  • AWC’s self-directed study program tops 100 Courses

    Feb 20, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council’s (AWC) self-directed study program now has 100 available online courses (eCourses) about wood. Course areas range from the use and application of AWC standards, building codes, design considerations, and green buildings and materials.
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