Permanent Wood Foundation Design Specification (ANSI/AF&PA PWF - 2007) (PDF Download)

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A Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) system is intended for light frame construction including residential buildings. This document primarily addresses the structural design requirements.

The Permanent Wood Foundation is a load-bearing wood-frame wall and floor system designed for both above and below-grade use as a foundation for light frame construction. The PWF specifications are based on information developed cooperatively by the wood products industry and the U.S. Forest Service, with the advice and guidance of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration and utilizing research findings of the National Association of Home Builders Research Center.

Referenced in the following Codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2009 International Building Code
  • 2009 International Residential Code

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