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ICC-ES and APA Publish First Joint Evaluation Report for Engineered Wood Products

The International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and APA — The Engineered Wood Association have published the first Joint Evaluation Report for engineered wood products.


APA Publishes New System Report: Fire Protection of Wood I-Joist Floors

Report delineates fire-protection options that satisfy 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) requirements


Thompson River Accepted into Membership

British Columbia manufacturer is the fourth Canadian plywood producer to join APA in 2014


APA and AIBD to Present Wall Bracing Webinar Series

Free five-part series will cover multiple aspects of wall bracing, including bracing for higher seismic and wind zones


Moore, Oklahoma, Amends Building Code to Require More Wind-Resistant Construction Systems

Tornado-specific building code provisions include the use of continuous wood structural panel sheathing


Three Canadian Plywood Mills Approved for APA Membership

With additions, APA membership will represent roughly 60 percent of Canada’s plywood production


2013 APA Safety and Health Award Winners Announced

Program honors manufacturers for safety strides


APA Releases 2014 Market Outlook

Recovery of housing market expected to drive growth in demand for engineered wood products by 30 to 45 percent through 2018.


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.

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