The International Code Council (ICC), developer of U.S. model building standards, and publisher Hanley Wood launched the Code Counts newsletter, with AWC as the exclusive sponsor of the first issue. Aiming to inform and educate nearly 27,000 building officials about wood construction, the inaugural issue highlights AWC’s online tools, including the Maximum Span Calculator for Wood Joists and Rafters and the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide.

The ICC initiative invites building official members to join Code Official Connections, AWC’s new program for building officials to receive free technical publications and software, updates on free education programs such as ICC Preferred Provider CEUs, and a subscription to AWC’s WoodPost newsletter tailored to building officials. Visit AWC