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APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide

Comprehensive guide to engineered wood construction systems for both residential and commercial/industrial buildings. Includes information on plywood and oriented strand board (wood structural panels), glulam, I-joists, structural composite lumber, typical specifications, and design recommendations for floor, wall, and roof systems, diaphragms, shear walls, fire-rated systems, and methods of finishing. Individual sections of the guide are also available for download. Revised September 2011. (Form E30 - 84 pages)

9/22/2011 $12.00 APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide (Purchase Paper Copy) Free APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide (PDF Download)
13.8 MB

APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Guide to Engineered Wood Products: Panels

Excerpt from the Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30. Includes product descriptions and specification recommendations for structural panels. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Revised September 2011. ( - 20 pages)

9/22/2011 Free APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Guide to Engineered Wood Products: Panels (PDF Download)
4.7 MB

APA Publication Catalog

This index of publications produced by APA provides a complete list of APA Design & Construction Guides, Product & Grade Guides, Builder Tips, Case Studies, Technical Notes, Research Reports, and Industrial publications. Revised January 2014. (Form B300 - 24 pages)

1/13/2014 $0.00 APA Publication Catalog (Purchase Paper Copy) Free APA Publication Catalog (PDF Download)
3.8 MB

APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Wall Construction

Excerpt from the Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30. Includes application recommendations for APA structural panel wall sheathing, single-wall siding, and panel and lap siding installation over sheathing. Siding joint details, siding patterns and grades, exterior finish recommendations, and panel shear wall construction are also covered. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Revised September 2011. ( - 20 pages)

9/22/2011 Free APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Wall Construction (PDF Download)
6.0 MB

APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Roof Construction

Excerpt from the Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30. Includes application of structural panel sheathing for roofs, preframed roof panels, long span systems, soffits, and roof diaphragms. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Revised September 2011. ( - 14 pages)

9/22/2011 Free APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Roof Construction (PDF Download)
2.9 MB

APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Building Requirements and Related Panel Systems

Excerpt from the Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30. A summary of special systems, including the Permanent Wood Foundation, outdoor decks, concrete forming, Structural Insulated Panels, panels over metal framing, and special floor surfacing. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Revised September 2011. ( - 18 pages)

9/22/2011 Free APA Engineered Wood Construction Guide Excerpt: Building Requirements and Related Panel Systems (PDF Download)
3.6 MB

Reducing Environmental Footprints with Wood

Results of an environmental impact analysis of wood versus concrete house designs. Issued August 2011. (Form M405 - 6 pages)

8/31/2011 Free Reducing Environmental Footprints with Wood (PDF Download)
1.9 MB

Architect Reference Literature CD

Contains dozens of APA publications, including product and design information, application details and case histories. View the Table of Contents. Updated April 2014. (Form CD-A100)

4/17/2014 $10.00 Architect Reference Literature CD (Purchase Paper Copy)

Contractor Reference Literature CD

Contains dozens of APA publications, including product & design information, application details and specification tips. View the Table of Contents. Updated April 2014 (Form CD-C100)

4/17/2014 $10.00 Contractor Reference Literature CD (Purchase Paper Copy)

Dealer / Distributor Reference Literature CD

Contains dozens of APA publications, including product, design and specification information and troubleshooting tips. View the Table of Contents. Updated April 2014. (Form CD-D100)

4/17/2014 $10.00 Dealer / Distributor Reference Literature CD (Purchase Paper Copy)

Engineer Reference Literature CD

Contains dozens of APA publications, including product and design information, application details and case histories. View the Table of Contents. Updated April 2014. (Form CD-E100)

4/17/2014 $10.00 Engineer Reference Literature CD (Purchase Paper Copy)

Customer Service Tip: Responding to Wood Structural Panel Complaints

Tips on how to respond to customer complaints in a professional, polite manner as well as determine errors and document evidence. Revised May 2011. (Form F505 - 4 pages)

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235 K

Customer Service Tip: Soft Structural Panels

Explains why wood structural panels sometimes feel soft or "springy". Revised October 2002. (Form W501 - 2 pages)

10/31/2002 $0.00 Customer Service Tip: Soft Structural Panels (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Customer Service Tip: Soft Structural Panels (PDF Download)
52 K

Customer Service Tip: Ridging in Single Layer Floor Panels

Cause, prevention and remedial treatments for floor ridging. Revised September 2002. (Form W503 - 2 pages)

9/30/2002 $0.00 Customer Service Tip: Ridging in Single Layer Floor Panels (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Customer Service Tip: Ridging in Single Layer Floor Panels (PDF Download)
51 K

Customer Service Tip: Delamination of Plywood Panels

Discussion of delamination, leafing and checking. Revised September 2002. (Form W504 - 2 pages)

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Customer Service Tip: Checking

Explanation of checking in solid and laminated wood products. Revised September 2002. (Form W506 - 2 pages)

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Customer Service Tip: Assessing Water Damage After A Flood

Tips for drying wood structural panels after a flood. Revised September 2005. (Form X501 - 2 pages)

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55 K

Customer Service Tip: Decay of Engineered Wood Products

Causes of fungal decay in wood structural panels and how proper design, construction and maintenance can prevent it. Revised September 2002 (Form W505 - 2 pages)

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53 K

Customer Service Tip: Unevenness of Edges In Wood Structural Panels and Thin Underlayment

Gives proper fastening recommendations with additional considerations for roof, wall and floor. Issued April 2003 (Form C501 - 2 pages)

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91 K

Earthquake Report: Northridge, California

complete title: Northridge, California Earthquake: Structural Performance of Buildings in San Fernando Valley, California (January 17, 1994) APA Report T94-5. Findings of damage assessment team. (Form SPE-1084 - 35 pages)

$5.00 Earthquake Report: Northridge, California (Purchase Paper Copy)

Earthquake Report: Kobe, Japan

complete title: Kobe, Japan Earthquake: A Summary Reconnaissance Report of the Performance of Residential and Commercial Structures(January 17, 1995).APA Report T95-35. Findings of damage assessment team. (Form SPE-1095 - 24 pages)

$5.00 Earthquake Report: Kobe, Japan (Purchase Paper Copy)

APA Quality Panel Wall Chart

19 x 26-inch wall chart illustrating typical APA panel trademarks and defining common panel terms. (Form Y860)

$3.00 APA Quality Panel Wall Chart (Purchase Paper Copy)

Poster: Wood, Nature's Air Purifier

The first in a set of four 18 x 27 posters describing the environmental benefits of wood. Available individually or as a complete set. View an image of the posters. (Form E250 - 1 page)

$3.00 Poster: Wood, Nature's Air Purifier (Purchase Paper Copy)

Poster: Wood, More Product, Less Energy

The second in a set of four 18 x 27 posters describing the environmental benefits of wood. Available individually or as a complete set. View an image of the posters. (Form E255 - 1 page)

$3.00 Poster: Wood, More Product, Less Energy (Purchase Paper Copy)

Poster: Wood, Better Mileage on the Green Highway

The third in a set of four 18 x 27 posters describing the environmental benefits of wood. Available individually or as a complete set. View an image of the posters. (Form E260 - 1 page)

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Poster: Wood, Demand Keeps It Growing

The fourth in a set of four 18 x 27 posters describing the environmental benefits of wood. Available individually or as a complete set. View an image of the posters. (Form E265 - 1 page)

$3.00 Poster: Wood, Demand Keeps It Growing (Purchase Paper Copy)

Wood's Environmental Benefits Poster Set

The complete set of four 18 x 27 posters describing the environmental benefits of wood. Includes Wood: Nature's Air Purifier, Form E250; Wood: More Product, Less Energy, Form E255; Wood: Better Mileage on the Green Highway, Form E260; and Wood: Demand Keeps It Growing, Form E265. View an image of the posters. (Form E270 - 4 pages)

$10.00 Wood's Environmental Benefits Poster Set (Purchase Paper Copy)

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