Tag Archives: wood

Fire Marshals and Fire Chiefs oppose tall wood code changes

September 28, 2018

NCMA eNews September 27, 2018 The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has released a position opposing the pending building code changes to allow taller wood construction. The proposed changes would increase height, area, and story allowances for tall wood buildings based in part on “professional judgment.” The State Fire Marshals have called for…
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Poll: Tall wood is a threat to public safety

September 14, 2018

NCMA eNews 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…
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Collapse at Oregon State project trouble for CLT industry

August 24, 2018

From NCMA eNews August 16, 2018 The new Peavy Hall at Oregon State University was envisioned to make a statement about the wood industry’s signature innovation - cross-laminated timber (CLT). The project, however, has experienced a series of problems highlighting the risks of getting caught up in the enthusiasm of the next best thing. In…
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Take Action – Keep the Public Safe From Tall Wood Buildings

July 10, 2018

From NCMA July 6, 2018 The International Code Council soon will vote on proposed code changes that among other things would allow tall wood buildings to be built up to 18 stories, despite a lack of rigorous scientific or in-the-field fire and structural testing. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION by urging the ICC…
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