Wood use options publications released

The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a new publication describing permitted wood use in buildings as per the 2009 International Building Code (IBC). The document, Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), aims to assist engineers, architects, and building officials understand wood’s various uses in different applications. Documents within the resource are divided into eight separate International Code Council (ICC) groups including assembly, business, and educational buildings. The publication is not to be considered a replacement for IBC, but a companion providing information regarding building code compliant allowances for wood. A free download is available at www.awc.org.

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