Next TWB meeting:

The next TWB meeting will be held October 9 – 10, 2018 at the Four Points Sheraton Chicago O’Hare. Click here for the meeting notice. Click here for agenda (when available)

TWB responds to Issues:

The TWB code proposals were heard at the ICC Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, OH in April 2018. While all of the code proposals were ultimately approved by the various Code Development Committees, several concerns were raised by committee members and interested parties. The attached document seeks to inventory the concerns raised, and to provide a summary response from the TWB committee.

Final Report of Fire Testing Completed.

Five full-scale fire tests were conducted to observe the performance of a two-level apartment style structure constructed of mass timber. The final report of the “Compartment Fire Testing of a Two- Story Mass Timber Building” is complete and posted. Click here for the full report. Click here for the abbreviated version (without appendices).

The ICC Board approved the creation of the ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings with the scope being to investigate the feasibility of and take action on developing code changes for tall wood buildings.

This will be a multi-year effort.  Three – four meetings are planned each year. The in-person meetings will be supported by numerous Work Group conference calls (see below). The objective will be the submission of code changes for the 2018 Group A Cycle (IBC) in January/2018.

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Committee Documents

Work Group Documents