• 2012 National Design Specification® Printed Copies Now Available from the American Wood Council

    Dec 20, 2012
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council's (AWC) 2012 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction is now available for purchase in printed format.
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  • Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Gains Code Approval – New Opportunities for Wood in Non-Residential Structures

    Nov 12, 2012
    ​LEESBURG, VA – A proposed code change by the American Wood Council (AWC) to expand the use of cross laminated timber through the building code's heavy timber construction classification has been approved by the International Code Council (ICC). The recently approved change will lead the way for new U.S. markets for this emerging wood product in non-residential buildings.
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  • Southern Pine Design Values Implemented in AWC Standards and Design Tools

    May 01, 2012
    LEESBURG, VA – The American Wood Council (AWC) has revised several of its standards and design tools in response to upcoming changes to Southern Pine design values. The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review approved changes to design values for 2"- 4" thick, 2"- 4" wide, Southern Pine #2 Dense and 2x4 Mixed Southern Pine #2, and all lower grades (i.e. #3, Stud, Construction, Standard, and Utility), with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2012 to allow for their orderly implementation. The changes to AWC standards and design tools ensure they remain consistent with the new design values. Visit www.spib.org and www.southernpine.com for more details.
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