2027 Code Work Builds on History of Code Change Wins for Wood | SLB May 2024 Newsletter

The Softwood Lumber Board
May 24, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

In this month’s newsletter you’ll find these stories and more:

  • The SLB recently published its 2023 Annual Report, which details the organization’s impact generating more softwood lumber demand by expanding new and emerging markets and protecting existing markets. “Through its direct investments and the efforts of our funded programs the SLB delivered another strong year for demand growth and impact for the softwood lumber industry, generating 1.9 billion board feet in incremental demand in 2023,” said SLB President and CEO Cees de Jager. 
  • The International Code Council’s I-codes form the basis for building safety codes in all 50 U.S. states – Gearing up for the 2027 I-codes development process, which officially opened with committee hearings in April, the AWC’s team reviewed over 1,000 code change proposals and submitted 15 of its own.
  • WoodWorks’ new Return to Form Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study is the first in a series examining the embodied carbon, speed, and cost of mass timber versus other building systems.

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