Innovation, Durability and Design

Wood’s design flexibility makes it suitable for a wide range of building types and applications, both structural and aesthetic.
Wood can be used in many types of buildings, from single-family homes to multi-story condominiums and offices, schools, health facilities, recreational centers and public gathering areas. It is suitable not only as a finish material, bringing warmth and natural beauty to interior and exterior applications, but as a structural material, offering a cost-effective way to meet building code requirements for safety and performance.
Learn about new and innovative uses of wood in buildings, durability best practices, or view case studies showcasing a range of wood applications and structures.

Code Counts

ICC Code Counts

Code Counts is an email newsletter for the code community brought to you by ICC. Inside each issue, you can find valuable news and perspective from the rest of the industry on matters of codes and standards, as well as resources that can help code officials do their job more effectively.

1. Mass timber and tall wood were recently highlighted in the May 2016 issue of Code Counts:

New and Innovative Wood Uses

Innovative new technologies and building systems have enabled longer wood spans, taller walls and higher buildings, contributing to a wider range of wood construction system solutions and building opportunities. Cross laminated timber (CLT), parallel strand lumber (PSL), glued laminated timber (glulam) and prefabricated paneling systems are among the products contributing to a wider range of wood buildings.

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