APA PublicationsClose to 500 titles provide detailed technical information for architects, builders, code officials, engineers, specifiers, and others in the trade.
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A selected number of APA publications are available in Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish. Please contact the International Department stating the language and topics you are interested in for a complete list of available publications in that language.The product use recommendations in these publications are based on the continuing programs of laboratory testing, product research, and comprehensive field experience of APA - The Engineered Wood Association and Engineered Wood Systems. However, because APA and EWS have no control over quality of workmanship or the conditions under which structural panels and engineered wood products are used, these organizations cannot accept responsibility for product performance or designs as actually constructed. Because engineered wood product performance requirements vary geographically, consult your local architect, engineer or design professional to assure compliance with code, construction, and performance requirements.
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Mobile Builder Tips
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Cut Callbacks with Proper Spacing, Form M300. Updated May 2013.
Construct a Solid, Squeak-Free Floor System, Form Q300. Updated May 2013.
Minimize Nail Pops, Form S300. Updated May 2013.
Storage and Handling of APA Trademarked Panels, Form U450. Updated May 2013.
APA Panels for Soffit Applications, Form N330. Updated May 2013.
Form Q350 Builder Tips: Proper Storage and Handling of Glulam Beams, Form R540. Updated May 2013.
Performance Walls: Simplified Bracing Method Streamlines Design, Form P310. Issued April 2013. Available for purchase and as a free downloadable PDF.
Structural Panel and Engineered Wood Yearbook, APA Economics Report E179, Form MKO-E179. Issued April 2013. Available for purchase only as a PDF.
APA System Report: APA Simplified Wall Bacing Method, Form SR-102, Updated March 2012. Available as a free downloadable PDF or for purchase as a printed 12-page brochure.
Reference Material CDs - Updated April 2013 Version
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