APA - The Engineered Wood Association

Commercial Construction

Engineered wood products offer strength, dependability, versatility and value for commercial construction projects. APA Performance Rated Panels, glulam, I-joists and Rim Board® can be used in floor, wall, and roof systems, as well covered walkways, bridges, and other construction uses. Common applications include panelized roofs, post-frame construction, and shear walls and diaphragms. Engineered wood also offers commercial building designers and builders fire- and noise-rated systems. To learn more about technical applications for commercial construction, select a specific category from the links at left.

APA offers online portfolios depicting the use of engineered wood in schools, churches, and transportation structures. Find your inspiration for these projects by looking through the awe-inspiring collections.

Learn more about these and other case studies and get the technical information you need at the Commercial Construction section of our publication library.



WoodWorks offers engineers, architects, general contractors, developers, and others tools and design information to build non-residential structures out of wood more easily and at less cost. WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council, which is a cooperative venture of all the major wood associations in North America.

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