Ensuring the safety of the built environment is a top priority for American Wood Council (AWC) because a few high-profile fires in recent years have highlighted the need for increased safety of buildings during construction.
The 2015 edition of the ANSI/AWC Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings provides guidance for wood-frame construction in residential as well as commercial structures that fit within its scoping.
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.