SEAVa Welcomes Lori Koch as a Board Member

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As AWC's manager of educational outreach, Lori handles the helpdesk and works to expand continuing education resources regarding the use of wood in safe and sustainable buildings for building officials, engineers and designers. Graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s in civil engineering, and from Clemson University with a master’s in civil engineering. Her research at Virginia Tech involved connections for fall-protection harnesses for residential roofers and construction workers.


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AWC’s Education Manager Elected to SEAVa Board

LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council's (AWC) Lori Koch has been elected as a board member of the Structural Engineer’s Association of Virginia (SEAVa), serving for no less than three years.

“Lori has been with AWC for seven years, and her hard work and dedication has resulted in development of a soon-to-be published Structural Wood Design Examplesdocument based on several AWC standards," said AWC Vice President of Technology Transfer John “Buddy” Showalter. “It's no surprise that SEAVa recognized the value Lori adds to an organization, and we’re pleased to share her talents and skills with such a respected group.”

As AWC's manager of educational outreach, Lori handles the helpdesk and works to expand continuing education resources regarding the use of wood in safe and sustainable buildings for building officials, engineers and designers. She is a licensed P.E. in Virginia.

Koch graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s in civil engineering, and from Clemson University with a master’s in civil engineering. She was a forensic structural engineer in suburban Washington, D.C. before attending Virginia Tech where she earned a Master’s of Forestry degree from the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products (now called the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials). Her research at Virginia Tech involved connections for fall-protection harnesses for residential roofers and construction workers.

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.

www.awc.org | @woodcouncil

MEDIA CONTACT

Heather Stegner

Vice President, Communications

202-463-4756, hstegner@awc.org

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