Press Release Summary:
The American Wood Council announces 2018 popular live and self-study webinars that detailed changes related to wood construction in 2018 IBC and IRC. The following are the popular webinars of 2018: 2018 IBC & 2018 IRC Changes (BCD130), 2018 WFCM Changes (STD350) and Wood Shear Wall Seismic and Wind Design Example per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS (DES413-5) whereas the influential webinars are Fire Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction (DES602-1) and Outcomes of ICC Tall Wood AdHoc Committee: Proposals and Discussion (DES605).
Original Press Release:
AWC Announces Top 2018 Webinars and e-Courses
LEESBURG, VA. – The most popular live and self-study webinars from the American Wood Council (AWC) in 2018 detailed the significant changes related to wood construction in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC).
The top webinars in 2018 are listed below. All are available on the AWC website as self-directed study programs to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Code Council (ICC) or National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) credit.
Most Popular Live Webinars of 2018
- 2018 IBC & 2018 IRC Changes (BCD130)
- 2018 WFCM Changes (STD350)
- Wood Shear Wall Seismic and Wind Design Example per 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS (DES413-5)
Most Influential Webinars of 2018 (as determined by attendees self-reported skill level before and after the webinar)
- Fire Resistance Design Primer for Mass Timber Construction (DES602-1)
- Outcomes of ICC Tall Wood AdHoc Committee: Proposals and Discussion (DES605)
Most Popular E-Courses of 2018
- Overall: BCD130 2018 IBC and 2018 IRC Significant Changes Related to Wood Construction
- Most impactful (based on user feedback): Experiences of a Mass Timber Builder
- AWC Standards: Designing for New ASCE 7-16 Wind Loads per the 2018 WFCM (STD355)
- Green Building: Building Materials Matter (GB700-A)
- Materials: Traditional and Engineered Wood Products (MAT210)
- Design: Wind Solutions - Perforated Wood Structural Panel Shear Walls (DES416)
- Article: Residential Wood Deck Design (BCD303-A)
“AWC is committed to providing quality free education resources to ensure the building code and design community has the most up-to-date information related to wood design and construction,” said AWC Senior Director of Education Michelle Kam-Biron. “The most popular webinar presented recent building codes changes, highlighting the desire of busy building code officials and design professionals to stay current.”
Check AWC’s Events page for the 2019 webinar schedule and to register.
AWC is approved as a Preferred Provider through ICC’s education Preferred Provider Program (PPP). Fifty percent of the CEUs required for certification renewal must be earned from training by ICC or an ICC Preferred Provider. AWC is also an approved provider of continuing education through the AIA Continuing Education System, and many of our education programs are registered with NCSEA’s Diamond Approval Program.
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, an industry that provides almost 450,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs. AWC represents 86 percent of the structural wood products industry, and members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.
Vice President, Communications