wood frame construction

AWC applauds final BioPreferred Program regulations

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that new forest products will be included in the BioPreferred program, opening new opportunities for market growth. It reverses the 2014 Farm Bill stating that forest products were ineligible because they were “mature market.” The announcement was welcomed by the American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert...

AWC releases “Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas”

  LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a series of updated easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas. The guides can be found on the AWC website: http://www.awc.org/standards/wfcm/2012.php. The guides, based on provisions contained in AWC’s 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM), establish a specific set of prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for...

AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation and the Property Insurance Research Group. The AWC proposal...

AWC announces self-directed study program

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council is now offering a complimentary self-directed learning program on designing with wood. Courses are related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications and are available on the AWC website. The program allows those seeking continuing education unit (CEU) credits and...

New standard practice for installation of exterior doors in coastal areas

FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure has been approved by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association, and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. This standard practice covers the installation of exterior doors into residential and low-rise light commercial buildings,...

New AAMA installation standard for doors in wood frame construction

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, “Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure.” The document, developed in conjunction with the Fenestration Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, includes procedures for the installation of exterior doors into...