Tag: American Wood Council

AWC announces top 2018 webinars and e-courses

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).

AWC releases 2018 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction

The American Wood Council (AWC) 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.

Tall mass timber code changes get final approval

The International Code Council (ICC) released the unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018, including passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.

AWC applauds Oregon’s allowance of tall mass timber buildings

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.

Building Safety Month kicks off on May 1

May 2018 is the 38th annual Building Safety Month, an international campaign that highlights the importance of building safety, building codes and the officials who maintain them.

AWC’s self-directed study program tops 100 eCourses

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.

2018 WFCM standard available online

The American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings is now available online

ANSI approves AWC 2018 NDS standard

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the American Wood Council (AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction as an American National Standard. The NDS is referenced for wood design in the International Code Council’s 2018 International Building Code (IBC).

Fire testing completed on full-scale mass timber building

Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results.
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