September 13, 2018
Three in four Americans say proposals to allow taller buildings to be constructed with wood raise serious concerns for public safety, according to a new national public opinion poll conducted by the Portland Cement Association. When asked about proposals to change the nation's model building code to allow wood construction up to 18 stories, respondents expressed worry over building structure and fire safety. These proposals will be voted on in October by the International Code Council (ICC), which develops the model building code. Read more.