Tag: International Building Code

Puerto Rico: Earthquake Disaster at a Cross Road

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E. The Caribbean sun is beating down. Sweat is falling from my forehead. As I walk through the Ponce heritage...

2018 Code Conforming Wood Design Now Available

LEESBURG, VA. – The 2018 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), a joint publication of the American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council, is now available as a...

5-over-2 Podium Design: Path to Code Acceptance

By Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council Nationwide, there has been an increase in the demand for multi-story mixed-use and multi-residential structures....

ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Announces New Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design

RESTON, Va.  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) has published ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design. SEI received a...

American Wood Council’s Flame Spread Guide Updated

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 1 - Flame Spread Performance of Wood Products Used for Interior...

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).

Acoustics and Mass Timber: Room-to-Room Noise Control

Richard McLain, PE, SE The growing availability and code acceptance of mass timber—i.e., large solid wood panel products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and nail-laminated...

Low-slope roofs

Design solutions for building code-permitted low-slope applications that cause ponding water. By Scott D. Coffman, P.E., SECB, and Thomas G. Williamson, P.E. Chapter 15 in the...

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.

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