Tag Archives: wood

Stop TIA Coalition sends letter opposing tall wood code changes

October 26, 2018

NCMA eNews October 25, 2018 The members of the Stop Timber Innovation Act Coalition have sent a letter to the International Code Council and its members strongly opposing building code changes to allow for wood structures up to 18 stories. The letter highlights recent problems with cross-laminated timber on projects and the lack of research…
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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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