Built with efficiency in mind, an electricity provider’s new West Virginia data center is environmentally conscious, both inside and out. The FirstEnergy WV’s operations headquarters in Fairmont is one of three regional transmission control centers that manage the company’s 32,186-km (20,000-mi) network of high-voltage transmission lines.
To help translate what the latest changes to building codes mean for opportunities in wood construction, the American Wood Council (AWC) recently introduced four new standards which are adopted by reference in compliance with the 2015 International Building Code (IBC).
The recent approval of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) is of interest to design/construction professionals as it often means expanded options for structural applications. However, understanding the latest changes and allowances in various jurisdictions can also be a daunting prospect.