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Japanese: Canadian Glued Laminated Timber

Guide to the proper specification of structural glued laminated timber and their application in non-residential construction applications. Issued March 2005. (Form EX F910 JA - 8 pages)

3/31/2005 $0.00 Japanese: Canadian Glued Laminated Timber (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Japanese: Canadian Glued Laminated Timber (PDF Download)
4.7 MB

Glulam in Golf Resort Construction

Demonstrates the widespread use of glulam in golf resorts and showcases nine projects around the world. Issued June 2006. (Form G225 - 16 pages)

6/14/2006 $2.00 Glulam in Golf Resort Construction (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Glulam in Golf Resort Construction (PDF Download)
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Chinese (People's Republic of China): Glulam Specification Guide

Grade information, design and engineering data and case studies for projects incorporating structural glued laminated timber. Issued September 2003. (Form EX D470 CH - 31 pages)

9/30/2003 $0.00 Chinese (People's Republic of China): Glulam Specification Guide (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Chinese (People's Republic of China): Glulam Specification Guide (PDF Download)
15.0 MB

Japanese: Glulam Specification Guide

Grade information, design and engineering data and case studies for projects incorporating structural glued laminated timber. Issued September 2003. (Form EX D475 JA - 31 pages)

9/30/2003 $0.00 Japanese: Glulam Specification Guide (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Japanese: Glulam Specification Guide (PDF Download)
25.2 MB

Korean: Upholstered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued September 2003. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX C625KO - 11 pages)

9/30/2003 Free Korean: Upholstered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
4.3 MB

Chinese: Upholostered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued September 2003 (Form EX C620CH - 11 pages)

9/30/2003 Free Chinese: Upholostered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
1.4 MB

Spanish: Upholostered Furniture Frames

Describes the product attributes and design options that make wood structural panels a cost effective and efficient choice for upholstered furniture frames. Issued September 2003 (Form EX C630LA - 11 pages)

9/30/2003 Free Spanish: Upholostered Furniture Frames (PDF Download)
4.3 MB

Distinctive Designs: A Showcase of American Building Materials

A compilation of global case studies utilizing international wood products. Issued October 2004. ( - 100 pages)

12/15/2004 Free Distinctive Designs: A Showcase of American Building Materials (PDF Download)
11.5 MB

Spanish: Formulario corto para paneles

Specification Guide: Short Form for Panels. Sample specifications for Sheathing, Sturd-I-Floor, Siding, and Sanded Panels. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Issued March 2010. (Form EX L320 LA - 2 pages)

5/31/2010 Free Spanish: Formulario corto para paneles (PDF Download)
236 K

Spanish: Formulario corto para vigas "I" y Rim Board clasificados por desempeno

Specification Guide: Short Form for I-Joists and Rim Board. Sample specifications for APA Performance Rated I-Joists and Rim Boards. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Issued March 2010. (Form EX L325 FL - 2 pages)

3/31/2010 Free Spanish: Formulario corto para vigas "I" y Rim Board clasificados por desempeno (PDF Download)
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Spanish: Guia de Productos de Glulam

This publication, a Spanish version of APA's Glulam Product Guide, describes APA EWS trademarked glulam, addresses important design considerations and includes a specification guide. December 2010. (Form EX L440 LA - 32 pages)

12/31/2010 $0.00 Spanish: Guia de Productos de Glulam (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Guia de Productos de Glulam (PDF Download)
2.1 MB

Chinese (People's Republic of China): American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Grade information, design and engineering data, and case histories of concrete form techniques. Revised September 2000. (Form EX K830 CH - 8 pages)

9/30/2000 $0.00 Chinese (People's Republic of China): American Plywood for Concrete Forms (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Chinese (People's Republic of China): American Plywood for Concrete Forms (PDF Download)
9.4 MB

Japanese: Design and Construction Guide - Nonresidential Roof Systems

(Form EX R400 JA - 16 pages)

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Japanese: Oriented Strand Board

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and application of oriented strand board. (Form EX U633 JA - 8 pages)

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Korean: American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX R600 KO - 8 pages)

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Spanish: Guide to American Plywood Grades

Espanol: Guia de Productos: Clases de Tableros Contrachapados Norteamericanos. Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and common applications of structural plywood. Revised July 1996. (Form EX G830 SP - 8 pages)

7/31/1996 $0.00 Spanish: Guide to American Plywood Grades (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Guide to American Plywood Grades (PDF Download)
703 K

Spanish: American Plywood for Concrete Forms for Latin America

Espanol: Madera Contrachapada de Estados Unidos para Encofrados. Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. Revised May 2002. (Form EX G840 LA - 8 pages)

5/31/2002 $0.00 Spanish: American Plywood for Concrete Forms for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: American Plywood for Concrete Forms for Latin America (PDF Download)
2.3 MB

Spanish: Structural Plywood for Exterior Siding

Espanol: Madera Contrachapada Estructural Para Recubrimiento Exterior. Introduction to the specification, application and recommended finishing of plywood siding. Revised July 1994. (Form EX H815 SP - 16 pages)

7/31/1994 $0.00 Spanish: Structural Plywood for Exterior Siding (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Structural Plywood for Exterior Siding (PDF Download)
1.3 MB

Spanish: Materials Handling for Latin America

Espanol: Manejo de Materiales. (Form EX R225 LA - 36 pages)

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Spanish: Transportation Equipment for Latin America

Espanol: Guia de Uso Industrial, Equipo de Transporte. Guide to the proper specification of wood-based panels and their installation in buses, trucks and other transportation vehicles. (Form EX Y410 LA - 44 pages)

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Spanish: Containers and Bins for Latin America

Espanol: Guia de Uso Industrial, Contenedores y Cajas. Design and specification recommendations for structural wood panel bins and other containers. Issued September 1998 (Form EX Y415 LA - 20 pages)

9/30/1998 $0.00 Spanish: Containers and Bins for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Containers and Bins for Latin America (PDF Download)
788 K

Japanese: American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX A835 JA - 28 pages)

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Japanese: Glulam Brochure

(Form EX Z605 JA - 6 pages)

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Chinese (Taiwan): Glulam Specification Guide

Grade information, design and engineering data and case studies for projects incorporating structural glued laminated timber. Issued September 2002. (Form EX C455 CHT - 32 pages)

9/30/2002 Free Chinese (Taiwan): Glulam Specification Guide (PDF Download)
22.7 MB

Korean: Glulam Specification Guide

Grade information, design and engineering data and case studies for projects incorporating structural glued laminated timber. Issued February 2002. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX C450 KO - 32 pages)

2/28/2002 Free Korean: Glulam Specification Guide (PDF Download)
28.9 MB

Chinese (Taiwan): American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX R500 CHT - 8 pages)

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Czech: Guide to Grades

Americke Preklizky. Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and common applications of structural plywood. (Form EX V200 CZ - 8 pages)

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Czech: Design/Construction Guide, Concrete Forming

Americke Preklizky pro Betonarska Bedeni. Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX V225 CZ - 8 pages)

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Danish: Oriented Strand Board

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and application of oriented strand board. (Form EX U637 DA - 8 pages)

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Dutch: American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Nederlands: Amerikaans Triplex voor Betonbekisting. Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX G850 DU - 8 pages)

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Dutch: Guide to American Plywood Grades

Nederlands: Wegwijzer voor Amerikaanse Triplexkwaliteiten. Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and common applications of structural plywood. (Form EX G875 DU - 8 pages)

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Dutch: 303 Plywood Siding

Nederlands: APA 303 Triplex Siding. Introduction to the specification, application and recommended finishing of plywood siding. (Form EX Q480 DU - 20 pages)

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English: American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX B390 UK - 8 pages)

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English: Oriented Strand Board

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and application of oriented strand board. (Form EX U630 UK - 8 pages)

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French: Oriented Strand Board

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and application of oriented strand board. (Form EX U635 FR - 8 pages)

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German: American Plywood for Concrete Forms

Deutsch: Amerikanisches Betonschalungssperrholz. Grade information, design and engineering data and case histories of concrete form techniques. (Form EX G845 GR - 8 pages)

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German: Guide to American Plywood Grades

Deutsch: Amerikanisches Sperrholz. Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and common applications of structural plywood. (Form EX G870 GR - 8 pages)

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German: Plywood Siding

Deutsch: Amerikanisches Fassadensperrholz. Introduction to the specification, application and recommended finishing of plywood siding. (Form EX N870 GR - 12 pages)

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German: Oriented Strand Board

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and application of oriented strand board. (Form EX U634 GR - 8 pages)

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German: American Plywood for Roof Construction

Deutsch: Amerikanisches Sperrholz in der Dachkonstruktion. A Eurocode-compliant design manual for construction of wood-framed roofs, including proper wood product specification and installation recommendations. (Form EX X620 GR - 16 pages)

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Japanese: Guide to American Plywood Grades

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and common applications of structural plywood. (Form EX L820 JA - 8 pages)

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Spanish: Oriented Strand Board

Introduction to the manufacture, specification, handling and storage and application of oriented strand board. Revised September 2001. (Form EX U631 SP - 8 pages)

9/1/2001 $0.00 Spanish: Oriented Strand Board (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Oriented Strand Board (PDF Download)
458 K

Spanish: Data File, APA Collapsible Bin Design and Fabrication for Latin America

Espanol: Datos De Archivo, Diseno Y Fabricacion De Cajas Colapsables APA. (Form EX X350 LA - 4 pages)

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Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #1 for Latin America

Shutters for Wood-Frame Buildings. Hurricane shutter designs, including illustrations, material lists and installation instructions. Issued September 1997. (Form EX X451 LA - 4 pages)

9/30/1997 $0.00 Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #1 for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #1 for Latin America (PDF Download)
209 K

Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #2 for Latin America

Shutters for Masonry Block Structures. Barrel Bolt Latch Supports. Hurricane shutter designs, including illustrations, material lists and installation instructions. Issued September 1997. (Form EX X452 LA - 4 pages)

9/15/1997 $0.00 Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #2 for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #2 for Latin America (PDF Download)
218 K

Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #3 for Latin America

Shutters for Masonry Block Structures. Steel or Aluminum Angle and Screw Supports. Hurricane shutter designs, including illustrations, material lists and installation instructions. Issued September 1997. (Form EX X453 LA - 4 pages)

9/15/1997 $0.00 Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #3 for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #3 for Latin America (PDF Download)
219 K

Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #4 for Latin America

Shutters for Masonry Block Structures. Shutters Attached to Outside Wall with Permanently Mounted Brackets. Hurricane shutter designs, including illustrations, material lists and installation instructions. Issued September 1997. (Form EX X454 LA - 4 pages)

9/15/1997 $0.00 Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #4 for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #4 for Latin America (PDF Download)
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Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #5 for Latin America

Shutters For Masonry Block Structures. For Openings Wider Than 8 Feet. Hurricane shutter designs, including illustrations, material lists and installation instructions. Issued September 1997. (Form EX X455 LA - 4 pages)

9/15/1997 $0.00 Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #5 for Latin America (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Spanish: Hurricane Shutter Design #5 for Latin America (PDF Download)
234 K

Japanese: Build A Better Home - Foundations

Japanese publication describes Build A Better Home design details for foundations and outlines the characteristics of mold and mildew growth. Issued September 2002. (Form EX B520JA - 6 pages)

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5.1 MB

Japanese: Build A Better Home: Roofs

Japanese publication describes Build A Better Home design details for roofs. Issued September 2002 (Form EX B535JA - 20 pages)

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10.4 MB

Japanese: Build A Better Home - Walls

Japanese publication describes the three primary sources of moisture in wood wall construction and methods of preventing its penetration. Issued September 2002. (Form EX B530JA - 12 pages)

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7.5 MB

Chinese (People's Republic of China): Build A Better Home - Foundations

Chinese publication describes Build A Better Home design details for foundations and outlines the characteristics of mold and mildew growth. Issued June 2001 (Form EX B520CH - 6 pages)

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3.9 MB

Chinese (People's Republic of China): Build A Better Home - Walls

Chinese publication describes the three primary sources of moisture in wood wall construction and methods of preventing its penetration. Issued June 2001. (Form EX B530CH - 12 pages)

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7.3 MB

Chinese (People's Republic of China): Build A Better Home - Roofs

Chinese publication describes Build A Better Home design details for roofs. Issued June 2001. (Form EX B535CH - 20 pages)

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9.7 MB

Korean: Build A Better Home - Mold and Mildew

Section from the Korean Build a Better Home publication. Outlines the characteristics of mold and mildew, the effect they can have on a structure and its inhabitants, and methods for prohibiting their growth. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX B515KO - 5 pages)

2/27/2001 Free Korean: Build A Better Home - Mold and Mildew (PDF Download)
3.7 MB

Korean: Build A Better Home - Foundations

Section from the Build A Better Home publication. Describes design details for foundations and outlines the characteristics of mold and mildew growth. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX B515KO - 7 pages)

2/27/2001 Free Korean: Build A Better Home - Foundations (PDF Download)
6.1 MB

Korean: Build A Better Home - Walls

Section from the Korean Build A Better Home publication. Describes the three primary sources of moisture in wood wall construction and methods of preventing its penetration. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX B515KO - 16 pages)

2/27/2001 Free Korean: Build A Better Home - Walls (PDF Download)
7.9 MB

Korean: Build A Better Home - Roofs

Section from the Korean Build A Better Home publication. Describes design details for roofs. Only available as a downloadable PDF. (Form EX B515KO - 22 pages)

2/27/2001 Free Korean: Build A Better Home - Roofs (PDF Download)
9.0 MB

English: UK APA Rated Sturd-I-Floor

(Form EX K845 UK - 2 pages)

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Japanese: Design and Construction Guide - Diaphragms

Design and construction recommendations for engineered diaphragm systems, shear walls and roof systems in accordance with U.S. codes. (Form EX R375 JA - 24 pages)

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Japanese: OSB Shear Walls - Canadian Engineered Wood Products


Describes recommended wall construction methods and proper specification of wood-based panel wall sheathing.Issued January 2005. (Form EX F905 JA - 8 pages)

1/31/2005 Free Japanese: OSB Shear Walls - Canadian Engineered Wood Products (PDF Download)
2.5 MB

Japanese: Thick OSB Joist-less Post & Beam Floor System Manual

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Issued April 2004. (Form EX E910 JA - 48 pages)

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11.2 MB

Japanese: Wood Construction in High Moisture Environments

(Form EX W850 JA - 4 pages)

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Chinese (People's Republic of China): House Building Basics

Introduction to the proper specification and installation of North American structural wood products in light-frame residential construction. (Form EX L840 CH - 24 pages)

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Instalaciùn Correcta Del Revestimiento Para Techos Aprobado Por La APA

Spanish version of Builder Tips: Proper Installation of APA Rated Sheathing for Roof Applications for Western United States and Mexico, Form N335. Step-by-step instructions for roof sheathing installation. Available as a downloadable pdf file only. Updated May 2004. (Form S390 LA - 2 pages)

6/29/2004 Free Instalaciùn Correcta Del Revestimiento Para Techos Aprobado Por La APA (PDF Download)
95 K

Consejos Para Los Constructores: Evite el Pandeo con un Espaciado Adecuado

Recomendación para espaciamiento de los paneles. Spanish version of Builder Tips: Prevent Buckling with Proper Spacing, Form M300. Replaces Form EX S380 LA. View on mobile devices at www.apawood.org/buildertips. Updated July 2014. (Form M300 LA - 2 pages)

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1.4 MB

Consejos Para Los Constructores: Construir un Sistema de Piso Sólido, Libre de Chirridos

Construcción de pisos. Spanish version of Builder Tips: Construct a Solid, Squeak-Free Floor System, Form Q300. Replaces Form E305 LA. View on mobile devices at www.apawood.org/buildertips. Revised July 2014. (Form Q300 LA - 3 pages)

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712 K

Spanish: Industrial Case Studies for Latin America

Espanol: Guia de Referencia, Madera Estructural Para Uso Industrial. Compilation of case studies that incorporate wood-based panels in materials handling, transportation and agricultural applications. (Form EX Y420 LA - 16 pages)

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Spanish: Presentación de paneles de desempeño (Performance Panels Overview)

Un resumen sobre la producción, las características y usos industriales de paneles de madera diseñados. (Spanish version of Performance Panels Overview). Revised April 7, 2013

4/7/2013 Free Spanish: Presentación de paneles de desempeño (Performance Panels Overview) (PDF Download)
5.8 MB

English: APA Plywood Grade Selector Chart

Illustrated wall chart of structural plywood grades in accordance with U.S. Product Standard PS-1. (Form EX A860 UK - 1 page)

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