ReThink Wood

  • Wood is Renewable
    Wood is a renewable and responsible choice that helps reduce our environmental footprint.
  • Wood Meets Code
    Advanced technology and modern building codes are expanding the opportunities for wood in construction.
  • Wood Costs Less

    Wood products offer advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.

Survey Of International Tall Wood Buildings Released

Over the past several years, a number of tall wood projects have been completed around the world, demonstrating successful applications of new wood and mass timber technologies. This survey takes an in-depth look at ten international tall wood buildings, and presents some common lessons learned from the experiences of the Developer/Owner, Design Team, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and Construction Team for each project. 
View the report.

CAD Details
Access drawings and illustrations for wood-frame construction designed for high wind, seismic, and snow loads.
CAD/REVIT Construction Documents

Prepare construction documents faster by leveraging available details related to light-frame wood construction.

Heights And Areas Calculator
Ease building code analysis while maximizing your wood building project within the limits of the International Building Code (IBC).
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
The American Wood Council (AWC) has developed environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products, including softwood lumber and glue-laminated lumber (glulam).
Span Calculator
Performs calculations for all species and grades of commercially available softwood and hardwood lumber as found in the NDS 2005 Supplement.
Connection Calculator
Provides users with a web-based approach to calculating capacities for single bolts, nails, lag screws and wood screws per the 2005 NDS.
Carbon Calculator
Promote the carbon benefits of your wood building project.
Athena Impact Estimator
A software tool that is designed to evaluate whole buildings and assemblies based on internationally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology.
Save the Date: Jan. 27, 2015 Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair
Wood Solutions Fairs are free multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.
 
Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar).  AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.
 
2012 IBC, ASCE 7 & 2008 SDPWS Seismic Provisions for Wood Construction
This presentation highlights 2012 International Building Code (IBC), 2010 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10) and the 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) requirements applicable to the seismic design of wood structures. Wood-frame shear wall and diaphragm code issues are discussed including deflection equations, detailing requirements, and limitations on the use of wood in seismic design. Changes from previous codes and standards will also be discussed and additional resources will be referenced.
 
When: Thursday, 2/19/2015
2 Hours: From 1:55pm until 4pm EST (Provides NCSEA 2.0 PDHs upon passing quiz or ICC .2 CEUs)
Where: Complimentary Webinar