wood frame construction

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...