Below is a list of upcoming and archived webinars. Follow the noted links to register for upcoming webinars, or to download past webinars and related supplementary materials.
WoodWorks provides free technical support as well as education and resources related to the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider; eligible attendees will qualify for 1 HSW per webinar. Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit per webinar. Professional development certificates will be sent via email after each event. Visit WoodWorks.org for additional information.
APA Webinar Archive:
Advanced Framing - Time to Green up Your Structure
Advanced framing is one of the most cost-effective solutions for builders trying to balance energy and structural building code requirements. Builders who utilize advanced framing techniques can optimize framing material usage, reduce wood waste, and, with more wall cavity area, boost over-all wall insulation value while decreasing thermal bridging. In fact, advanced framing can help builders cut material costs while meeting Energy Star certification requirements for new homes. In this one-hour webinar, APA Senior Engineered Wood Specialist Robert Clark reviews several advanced framing techniques featured in APA’s Advanced Framing Construction Guide that you can incorporate into your residential designs. Learn more about advanced framing at www.performancewalls.org.
Related publication: The Advanced Framing Construction Guide from APA highlights advanced framing techniques that residential contractors can employ to produce energy-efficient, code-compliant homes with lower material and labor costs than conventionally framed houses. The 24-page guide details several advanced framing techniques, including 2x6 wood framing spaced 24 inches on center, insulated three-stud corners, two-stud corners with ladder blocking, wall intersection options, single headers, single top plates and eliminating unnecessary materials. Continuous wood structural panel wall sheathing is recommended to provide the structural strength necessary to safely withstand the forces of nature.
APA Webinar Archive:
Full-scale Shear Wall Tests for Force Transfer around Openings
APA Manager of Product Evaluation Thomas D. Skaggs, Ph.D., P.E., presented a WoodWorks online educational seminar on July 21, 2011 titled Full-scale Shear Wall Tests for Force Transfer around Openings. Skaggs reported on a joint research project initiated in 2009 by APA, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), and the University of British Columbia to examine design methods for shear walls with code-allowable openings. The study explored the internal forces generated during full-scale shear wall testing and evaluated the effects of size of openings, size of full-height piers, and various construction techniques.
The webinar drew 210 attendees. An archived copy of the July 21, 2011 presentation can be viewed online. The study findings are also presented in Joint Research Report: Evaluation of Force Transfer Around Openings, Form M410, a free report now available for download from APA.
WoodWorks, a nonresidential market growth program of the Wood Products Council, coordinates online training seminars, Wood Solution Fairs, trade shows and other educational programs that promote wood design to architects, engineers and others in the trade.
APA Webinar Archive:
Design Low-Rise Structures and K-12 with Wood
The following publications relate to this webinar topic:
- Technical Note: Wood Structural Panel Sheathing or Siding Used to Resist Combined and Shear Uplift, Form H335
- Case Study: The Village at Germantown, Form G110
- Case Study: Gunter Primary School, Form G170
- Engineered Wood in School Design: The Smart Choice, Form B210
For more than seventy years, APA - The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 42,000-square-foot Research Center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry. For more information: