• AWC: projected PCWP rule to identify emission reductions

    Published on : Monday, August 26, 2019

    Robert Glowinski, President & CEO of American Wood Council (AWC)  mentioned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Risk and Technology Review (RTR) proposal.     “Over the last 15 years, the …

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  • AWC applauds Gov. Scott’s signing of education omnibus bill

    Published on : Saturday, April 16, 2016

    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the education omnibus bill, HB 7029, into law. “It is inappropriate to prohibit a building material in the Florida building …

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  • Eco-friendly products from AWC and CWC

    Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016

    The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPD) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to …

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  • AWC’s Wood Design Package in now in Printed version

    Published on : Saturday, February 27, 2016

    The American Wood Council’s (AWC) 2015 Wood Design Package is now available for purchase in printed format. The document set contains the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, with Commentary and 2015 Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, …

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  • American Wood Council reveals construction manuals and websites

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    The American Wood Council (AWC) today released three manuals and a website designed to inform developers, local building departments and fire departments on how to prevent and reduce fire losses in buildings under construction.   “This is a timely and …

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  • AWC released a guidebook on Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    The American Wood Council (AWC) has developed a free series of easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas based on provisions contained in AWC’s 2015 Wood Construction Manual (WFCM).   The guides can be found in AWC’s official …

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  • AWC’s statement on U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2016

    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalization of its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) rule, which expands the list of materials recognized as “non-waste fuels” to …

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  • ICC accepts the Formation of Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2016

    American Wood Council (AWC) Vice President Kenneth Bland, P.E., issued the following statement regarding the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors approval of the formation of a Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee.   The committee will be made up …

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  • Huber Engineered Wood to join AWC

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Huber Engineered Woods is the latest company to join the American Wood Council(AWC).   Huber Engineered Woods, LLC, is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and a wholly owned subsidiary of J.M Huber Corporation, a family-owned company that was founded in 1883 …

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  • Industry Presidents issues statements on Clean Power Plant

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    American Forest and Paper Association (AFPA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski have issued the following statements after filing a joint petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of the …

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  • AWC declares Tom Corrick as the new Chairman

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

    The American Wood Council announced the election of Boise Cascade CEO Tom Corrick as the new AWC chairman for a one year term.   Andrew Miller, CEO of Stimson Lumber, was elected the first vice-chairman and Allyn Ford, president and …

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  • AWC introduces Energy UA Calculator App

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an app which will calculate an opaque wall or fenestration U-factor based upon the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or International …

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  • AWC President comments on Boiler MACT Reconsideration

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement – the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reconsideration of the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule.   “With just three short months before the compliance deadline, …

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  • AWC is looking forward to host an effective panel discussion during NFPW

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    The American Wood Council (AWC) is shining a spotlight on the merits of mass timber construction, the carbon benefits provided by these green buildings, and the positive economic impacts they generate.   AWC joined with reThink Wood to host an …

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  • AWC admires winners of Tall Wood Building competitions

    Published on : Friday, September 18, 2015

    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Tall Wood Building Competition winners. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, Softwood Lumber Board …

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  • Awareness on Wood/Fiber Based Panel Sector

    Published on : Thursday, August 27, 2015

    The wood/fiber-based panels sector is enjoying improved commercial and consumer end-use demand levels on a sub-regional scale, based on recovering organic growth following the recession.   While renewed commercial business opportunity is embracing the MDF/PB panels producing sectors, the industry …

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  • AWC Releases Spanish Translation for Deck Guide

    Published on : Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a spanish translation of the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide. The free guide can be downloaded from the AWC’s official website.   We’ve always encouraged anyone in the United States contemplating a …

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  • AWC Launches Redesigned Website

    Published on : Friday, August 7, 2015

    The American Wood Council (AWC) has launched its redesigned website with responsive features to make it easier to navigate on mobile devices.   “Our website receives over half a million visitors a year,” said AWC Vice President of Technology Transfer …

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  • AWC Announced Updated Span Tables and Design Values

    Published on : Saturday, July 11, 2015

    American Wood Council released updated span tables and design value for Joists and Rafters in order to reflect the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) AND 2015 International Residential Code (IRC).   The 2015 Span Tables for Joists and Rafters updates …

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  • First Female President of SEAOSC Elected by AWC Education Director

    Published on : Thursday, July 2, 2015

    American Wood Council’s Education Director elected the first female president- Michelle Kam-Biron, who begins her tenure as president of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) today, serving for the 2015-16 term. Notably, she is the first female president …

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