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05.07.19 | The Future of Wood Construction-Upcoming Code Changes for 2021 IBC Related to Tall Wood Construction

In early 2016, the ICC Board of Directors approved the creation of an ad hoc committee of various stakeholders from across the country, to explore the building science of tall wood buildings with the scope being to investigate the feasibility of and take action to develop code changes for tall wood buildings. Since that time, the Tall Wood Building (TWB) Ad Hoc Committee has reviewed voluminous materials regarding tall wood buildings, including results of various testing around the world, as well as studies domestically in support of the TWB charge to conduct a thorough review of the science of tall wood buildings. Based on all the research, TWB developed its own test scenario(s) to substantiate any code change proposals (testing was carried out at ATF labs); and worked to develop a comprehensive set of technically-substantiated code changes for consideration during the 2018 Group A code development process. The proposals were submitted in accordance with ICC regulations and were approved in the fall of 2018. The changes will take effect for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC).

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