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AWC releases update of ‘Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Assembly Guide’

 Monday, March 5, 2018

awcThe American Wood Council (AWC) has released an update to “Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 – Fire-Resistance-Rated Wood Floor and Wall Assemblies.”


The updated DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website.


“Wood-frame assemblies are common for many reasons, including ease of use, affordability, low environmental impact and energy-saving performance. This guide further increases the ease of use by laying out the fire-resistance-ratings of a variety of wood-frame wall, floor and ceiling assemblies,” said AWC Manager of Engineering Technology Jason Smart, P.E.


The primary update to the guide is the addition of exterior wall-floor intersection details in Type III construction.


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