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About Designers Circle

Designers Circle is an APA technical program geared toward providing building and design professionals with timely technical information and recommendations.

JOIN TODAY if you are interested in the exchange of information and ideas for architects, engineers, building officials, members of the academic/research community, and manufacturing experts involved with engineered wood products. 

Subscription is FREE and easy—just complete the online registration form.

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Complete the online registration and receive the following FREE benefits:              

Access to the program's website—a one-stop resource center where designers come for links to wood frame design information. Includes:

  • Designers Circle e-Newsletter—subscription to bi-monthly mini-magazine that includes feature stories, project spotlight, publication updates, latest industry and product news, seminar dates and locations, and more.
  • Educational opportunities and resources
  • Industry news
  • Industry calendar of events
  • Engineered wood products information and resource links
  • Wood-framed construction information and resource links
  • Current building code activity that impacts wood framed construction
  • Green topics
  • Direct link to APA’s Product Support Help Desk.
  • Exchange of wood frame design information and ideas with other design professionals.