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APA Product Report PR-S202, Fire-Rated Assemblies

GPI, WI and BSI I-Joists and APA, FiberStrongĀ®, and GP Rimboards, Georgia Pacific Wood Products LLC Available as downloadable PDF only. Issued June 25, 2014. (PR-S202 - 19 pages)

6/25/2014 Free APA Product Report PR-S202, Fire-Rated Assemblies (PDF Download)
697 K

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. Updated August 2009. (Form Y315 - 2 pages)

8/7/2009 Free Specification Guide: Short Form for I-Joists and Rim Board (PDF Download)
176 K

Builder Tips: Rim Board Installation & Connection Details

THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please refer to Form W345 for more information on this topic. (Form Z730)

PRR-401 Performance Standard for APA EWS Rim Boards

Dimensions and tolerances, performance requirements, test methods, and qualification policy for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards. Revised April 2006. (Form X310 - 12 pages)

4/26/2006 $3.00 PRR-401 Performance Standard for APA EWS Rim Boards (Purchase Paper Copy) Free PRR-401 Performance Standard for APA EWS Rim Boards (PDF Download)
192 K

APA Performance Rated Rim Boards

Includes connection requirements and application notes for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards. Updated July 2009. (Form W345 - 8 pages)

7/31/2009 $1.00 APA Performance Rated Rim Boards (Purchase Paper Copy) Free APA Performance Rated Rim Boards (PDF Download)
531 K

ANSI / APA PRR 410: Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Rim Boards

Provides requirements and test methods for qualification and quality assurance for performance-rated engineered wood rim boards. This publication is only available as a downloadable PDF. Revised December 2011. (Form PRR-410 - 24 pages)

12/5/2011 Free ANSI / APA PRR 410: Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Rim Boards (PDF Download)
801 K

Data File: Shear Transfer at Engineered Wood Floors

Diaphragm perimeter nailing and transfer of shear wall forces from the walls above in to the foundation/wall framing below. Issued September 1999. (Form Y250 - 12 pages)

9/30/1999 $1.00 Data File: Shear Transfer at Engineered Wood Floors (Purchase Paper Copy) Free Data File: Shear Transfer at Engineered Wood Floors (PDF Download)
112 K

Data File: APA Rim Board in Fire Rated Assemblies

Recommendations for the use of APA Rim Board in conjunction with fire-rated wall and/or floor assemblies, based on tests conducted by the USDA Forest Service at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. (Reference Research Paper FPL-RP-610.) Available only as a downloadable pdf file. Updated October 2007. (Form D350 - 10 pages)

10/9/2007 Free Data File: APA Rim Board in Fire Rated Assemblies (PDF Download)
340 K

Data File: APA Performance Rated Rim Boards - Canadian Limit States Design

Includes connection requirements and application notes for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards for Canadian Limit States Design. Updated May 2009. Available only as a downloadable pdf file. (Form D340 CA - 6 pages)

5/13/2009 Free Data File: APA Performance Rated Rim Boards - Canadian Limit States Design (PDF Download)
463 K

Product Report PR-L304: WS RIM Board, Western Structures Inc.

WS RIM boards are manufactured with a proprietary specification. The source laminations are made of 2x4 Douglas-fir end-jointed to form long lengths. Revised November 1, 2013 (PR-L304 - 3 pages)

11/1/2013 Free Product Report PR-L304: WS RIM Board, Western Structures Inc. (PDF Download)
89 K

Technical Topics: I-Joist and Rim Board Connections for Conventional Construction

THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please refer to Form Y250 and Form Z725 for more information on this topic. (Form TT-095)

Technical Topics: Holes in Blocking Panels Used in Conventional Construction

The placement of holes in the webs of I-joists or Rim Board when used as blocking for lateral restraint of floor and roof joists. Available only as a downloadable pdf file. Revised May 9, 2012. (Form TT-040 - 3 pages)

5/9/2012 Free Technical Topics: Holes in Blocking Panels Used in Conventional Construction (PDF Download)
502 K

Technical Topics: Rim Board and I-Joist Nail Spacing Recommendations

Complete Title: Technical Topics: Nail Spacing Recommendations for APA EWS Rim BoardsĀ® and I-Joists Available only as a downloadable pdf file. Issued April 8, 2010. (Form TT-094 - 2 pages)

4/8/2010 Free Technical Topics: Rim Board and I-Joist Nail Spacing Recommendations (PDF Download)
629 K

Qualified Manufacturers - APA Performance Rated Rim Boards

Rim board products that are subject to the APA quality assurance program and able to carry the trademarks of APA. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Updated April 2009. (Form QM-2009 - 2 pages)

4/30/2009 Free Qualified Manufacturers - APA Performance Rated Rim Boards (PDF Download)
81 K

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