Wood Performs

Today’s building codes recognize wood’s safety and structural performance capabilities and allow its use in a wide range of low- to mid-rise residential and non-residential building types. This includes multi-family, educational, commercial, industrial, retail, public, recreational and institutional buildings. These codes recognize wood's safety and structural performance capabilities.

Further to meeting code requirements in a wide range of low and mid-rise building types, wood can be used as a low carbon alternative to steel, masonry and concrete in many applications. Find methods, design guidelines and calculations to meet code requirements for wood and fire, seismic, wind, and structural performance.

For code support in your area, additional tools, and resources visit American Wood Council.

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