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#NOWOODHIGHRISES – Concrete Industry Unites to Stop ICC Tall Wood Proposals

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In October, the voting members of the International Code Council are poised to make a momentous decision that could normalize tall wooden structures, up to 270 feet, in our communities. What is now a case for special consideration, given the known risks of cross-laminated timber, will become commonplace and put residents and communities at risk.

Build With Strength, in partnership with the American Concrete Pumping Association, the Steel Framing Association and the Portland Cement Association, has launched a multi-platform campaign to stop this proposal in its tracks. Through social media, paid advertising, direct e-mail and in-person outreach, Build With Strength will outline the dangers of CLT construction from both a fire-safety and structural perspective directly to the ICC voters. You can help in these efforts by understanding what’s at stake and helping us spread the word that CLT for high-rises is a dangerous mistake. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Build with Strength NOWOODHIGHRISES Web page to read all about what’s at stake.
  2. Follow Build With Strength on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to see the latest messaging and share content.
  3. Help us identify ICC code officials in your area by e-mailing their contact information to a BWS representative.
  4. Distribute our Red Line Rebuttal document to any code officials you know.
  5. Circulate Build With Strength CLT collateral to your construction industry contacts.

With a united concrete industry we can defeat these dangerous proposals!

For more information, contact Kathleen Carr-Smith at


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