APA System Report: APA Simplified Wall Bracing Method
The Simplified Wall Bracing Method described in this report provides building officials, builders and designers with an approach and the supporting technical information to meet the requirements of the 2012 IRC Simplified Wall Bracing (Section R601.12). In the development of this report, the 2012 IRC Simplified Wall Bracing has been modified to increase its applicability to a greater percentage of home designs.
APA System Report: Design for Combined Shear and Uplift from Wind
Details for utilizing wind uplift resistance capabilities from wood structural panels, including resistance to lateral shear forces and wind pressure perpendicular to the wall. Revised February 2015, SR-101C.
APA System Report: Use of Wood Structural Panels for Energy-Heel Trusses
This APA System Report outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC using wood structural panels with raised-heel, or energy-heel, trusses. Revised April 2014.
APA System Report: Fire Protection of Floors Constructed with Prefabricated Wood I-Joists...
This APA System Report, Fire Protection of Floors Constructed with Prefabricated Wood I-Joists for Compliance with the International Residential Code, provides prescriptive I-joist floor assemblies that comply with 2012 IRC Section R501.3. Revised January 2015. 12 pages.