Robert Glowinski

Now’s the Time to Promote Safe, Sustainable Construction

Robert Glowinski

October is a busy time for the wood products industry. There are not one but three weeks dedicated to national observances important to the safe built environment. Sunday, Oct. 7 – Saturday, Oct. 13: National Fire Prevention Week The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire...

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October 2018
Issue #10231
Page 92
Robert Glowinski

Updated Report Helps Engineers, Designers Calculate Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies

Robert Glowinski

Increasing use of mass timber as a competitive building product in the construction marketplace requires sound design guidelines to ensure safe, efficient, and economic use of wood products. AWC fire research on mass timber conducted over the last year, with support from the Softwood Lumber...

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September 2018
Issue #10230
Page 89
Robert Glowinski

American Wood Council - Questions? We Have Answers

Robert Glowinski

One of the mandates of the American Wood Council is to make the job of code officials, engineers, and designers easier.  To do this, we provide the technology that is needed to best understand the use of wood in construction. For example, we develop wood design standards to ensure the...

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July 2018
Issue #10228
Page 79
Robert Glowinski

Renewing Our Commitment to Sustainability

Robert Glowinski

Wood is the go-to material for builders in the U.S., where we have some of the highest construction standards in the world. Why? It’s easy to build with, strong, safe, and renewable. It’s also the right material for our planet since wood allows for a smaller carbon footprint than...

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June 2018
Issue #10227
Page 81
Robert Glowinski

Mass Timber Making Progress

Robert Glowinski

The International Code Council (ICC) reviews and updates its family of building codes on a three-year cycle. The code change proposals that will be considered this year affect the fire provisions of the building (IBC) and fire (IFC) codes, and they have been publicly posted. These changes, if...

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April 2018
Issue #10225
Page 81
Joe Kannapell

IBS / NAHB 2018

Joe Kannapell

Knowing that our future depends on builders is reason enough to attend their best exhibition, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS). Understanding the technology that they adopt, the changes impacting them, and the shape of their new products helps us...

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February 2018
Issue #10223
Page 6
Robert Glowinski

Get Your Building Official to Vote on Code Changes

Robert Glowinski

The International Code Council (ICC) building code update process for the 2021 code cycle is officially underway! In late December, the ICC Tall Wood Building Ad-hoc Committee submitted a package of 19 proposed changes for the 2021 edition of the building code that would collectively allow...

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February 2018
Issue #10223
Page 73
Robert Glowinski

Take Action to Support Timber Innovation

Robert Glowinski

It’s that time of year again, when we observe National Forest Products Week during the third week of October. National Forest Products Week began in 1960 with Congress proclaiming “our country and its people have always found constant strength, individual peace, and personal pride...

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October 2017
Issue #10219
Page 71
Robert Glowinski

Fire Testing Completed on Full-Scale Mass Timber Building

Robert Glowinski

Five full-scale mass timber fire tests in a multi-story apartment building have been completed with promising results. The International Code Council Ad-hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings provided the five fire scenarios that were tested in each of the two one-bedroom apartments constructed...

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September 2017
Issue #10218
Page 68
Robert Glowinski

Priority Issues During August Recess

Robert Glowinski

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to cut this year’s August recess short by two weeks, but federal lawmakers will still be using part of August to visit constituents at home. The American Wood Council encourages you to use this opportunity to schedule a meeting with members of...

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August 2017
Issue #10217
Page 63

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