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APA Teams with WoodWorks to Overturn Ban on Wood Construction in South Carolina Schools
Bob Esposito of true design studios in Florida is the winning designer in the Raise the Floor 2009 Design Challenge presented by Raised Floor Living.
A Guide to the 2009 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions explains how to use the International Residential Code (IRC) to provide the bracing necessary for a residential structure to resist the lateral loads that can result from wind and seismic events.
At the 2009 Code Development Hearings, ICC Committees approve the reference of ANSI/APA PRP-210 Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Siding in the 2012 International Codes.
Raised wood floor construction and other green building practices featured in Houston tour of progressive homes.
The APA Safety and Health Awards Program encourages and recognizes safety and operational excellence in the North American structural panel and engineered wood industry.
Home builders and designers gathered in Jacksonville to kick-off the Raise The Floor 2009 Design Challenge presented by APA and the Southern Pine Council.
APA and its members participate in NEESWood Capstone tests to evaluate mid-rise wood-frame construction on the world's largest shake table in Japan.
A power outage beginning on July 2, 2009 temporarily shut down APA’s website servers, taking apawood.org and other APA websites offline for approximately 27 hours.
Green building and wood construction were the topics of a recent APA seminar, Energy-Saving Techniques in Wood-Framed Housing, on February 4, 2009, in Houston, Texas. The free seminar was attended by more than 50 builders, designers and engineers.
APA has published three new brochures highlighting economical systems that help residential and light commercial builders achieve higher performance with plywood or OSB wall sheathing.
For the first time, annual subscriptions are offered to individuals and organizations looking for the most current data on the housing market as well as structural panel and engineered wood demand and production.
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