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APA Issues New System Report: Using Wood Structural Panels with Raised-Heel Trusses

Construction method provides simple steps to meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC


ICC and APA Present Wall Bracing Seminars

Program helps demystify 2012 IRC wood wall bracing provisions


2014 International Wood Composites Symposium to be Held in Seattle

48th IWCS presented by Washington State University in collaboration with APA.


ICC and APA Team to Publish Guide to IECC-Compliant Wood Walls

IECC Compliance Options for Wood-Frame Wall Assemblies now available as a free PDF download.


APA to Discuss Advanced Framing at 2014 International Builders' Show

Discussion will focus on techniques for efficient, cost-effective framing practices featured in APA's Advanced Framing Construction Guide.


Incoming APA President Offers Engineered Wood Outlook for 2014

Ed Elias discusses how APA and the engineered wood industry viewed 2013 and what to expect in 2014.


Advanced Framing Featured in New APA Video

Video highlights cost-effective solution for builders trying to balance energy and structural code requirements.


APA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

Two APA staff members elected to serve as Association Treasurer and Corporate Secretary.


APA and EWTA Members Gather in California for 2013 Annual Meeting

Nearly 400 attend three-day event in "Surf City APA”


New APA Video Addresses Panel Spacing

APA’s Bob Clark demonstrates a simple technique for preventing panel buckling with proper spacing.


Tolko Plywood Mills to Join APA

Tolko OSB mills have received "invaluable" support from APA.


AWC/CWC Publish Environmental Product Declarations

Six total EPDs for North American wood products are now available.


PerformanceWalls.org Offers Tools for Strong, Code-Compliant Walls

Relaunched website provides builders, specifiers, and code officials with extensive free resources on advanced framing, simplified bracing, and other wall construction topics.


APA Annual Meeting Speakers Announced

Diane Swonk and Dowell Myers to speak at the 2013 meeting in Huntington Beach, California.


APA Board of Trustees Announces APA President-Elect

35-year APA veteran Ed Elias is elected to serve as the Association's next president.


APA Launches Mobile Builder Tips

Publication series for construction professionals now optimized for faster viewing from tablets and smartphones.


2012 APA Safety and Health Award Winners Announced

Program honors manufacturers for safety strides in the structural panel and engineered wood industry.


APA Releases 2013 Market Outlook

Growth in wood production, including a 17 percent boost in I-joist manufacturing, expected as economy and housing continue to improve. 


U.S. Forest Service, APA Announce Winners of the Carbon Challenge Design Competition

$20,000 in prizes awarded in contest challenging building designers to consider the environmental impact of building materials for homes in Providence and Baltimore.

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