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ICC-ES and APA Publish First Joint Evaluation Report for Engineered Wood Products 

The International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and APA – The Engineered Wood Association have published the first Joint Evaluation Report for engineered wood products
The International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and APA – The Engineered Wood Association have published the first Joint Evaluation Report for engineered wood products. ESR-1301 demonstrates LP SmartSide® Precision Lap Siding and LP... read more
 

APA Publishes New System Report: Fire Protection of Wood I-Joist Floors 

Report delineates fire-protection options that satisfy 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) requirements
APA – The Engineered Wood Association has released APA System Report SR-405: Fire Protection of Floors Constructed with Prefabricated Wood I-Joists for Compliance with the 2012 International Residential Code. The report provides several practical... read more
 

Thompson River Accepted into Membership 

British Columbia manufacturer is the fourth Canadian plywood producer to join APA in 2014
APA – The Engineered Wood Association announced that Thompson River Veneer Products Ltd., Kamloops, British Columbia, has been approved for membership by the APA Board of Trustees. The company has been operating as a dry veneer supplier and plywood... read more
 

APA and AIBD to Present Wall Bracing Webinar Series 

Free five-part series will cover multiple aspects of wall bracing, including bracing for higher seismic and wind zones
APA and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) are teaming to present a free five-part webinar series on wall bracing. The series will begin June 26, 2014 with a one-hour introductory session covering wall bracing history, theory and strategy. ... read more
 

Three Canadian Plywood Mills Approved for APA Membership 

With additions, APA membership will represent roughly 60 percent of Canada's plywood production
APA – The Engineered Wood Association approved three Canadian plywood mills for membership during the Association’s Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month in Nashville, Tennessee. Richmond Plywood Corporation Ltd., Richmond, British Columbia;... read more
 

2013 APA Safety and Health Award Winners Announced 

Program honors manufacturers for safety strides
APA – The Engineered Wood Association recently announced the winners of its 2013 Safety and Health Awards, a program that encourages and recognizes safety and operational excellence in the North American structural panel and engineered wood... read more
 

APA Releases 2014 Market Outlook 

Recovery of housing market expected to drive growth in demand for engineered wood products by 30 to 45 percent through 2018.
Despite adverse weather conditions across much of the country that hampered the forward momentum of the US economy in early 2014, APA – The Engineered Wood Association predicts that gradual, stable growth lies ahead in wood product sectors.... read more
 

APA Issues New System Report: Using Wood Structural Panels with Raised-Heel Trusses 

Construction method provides simple steps to meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC
Links to cover art APA – The Engineered Wood Association outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for using wood structural panels with raised-heel (or energy-heel) trusses in a new System Report, Use of Wood Structural Panels ... read more
 

ICC and APA Present Wall Bracing Seminars 

Program helps demystify 2012 IRC wood wall bracing provisions
The International Code Council (ICC) and APA – The Engineered Wood Association, in partnership with the Ohio Board of Building Standards, are offering a series of 2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Seminars in locations across Ohio. Presented by Bob Clark,... read more
 

2014 International Wood Composites Symposium to be Held in Seattle 

48th IWCS presented by Washington State University in collaboration with APA.
The 2014 International Wood Composites Symposium will be held in Seattle, Washington, April 30-May 1. Presented by Washington State University in collaboration with APA – The Engineered Wood Association, this year’s Symposium—the 48th International... read more
 

ICC and APA Team to Publish Guide to IECC-Compliant Wood Walls 

IECC Compliance Options for Wood-Frame Wall Assemblies now available as a free PDF download
A new illustrated guide, co-published by the International Code Council (ICC) and APA – The Engineered Wood Association, provides tips and recommendations that help builders construct energy code-compliant wood walls using continuous wood structural ... read more
 

APA to Discuss Advanced Framing at 2014 International Builders' Show 

Discussion will focus on techniques for efficient, cost-effective framing practices featured in APA's Advanced Framing Construction Guide
APA technical experts will present Advanced Framing: Maximizing the Value & Efficiency of Wood Wall Systems, an education session, at the 2014 NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) International Builders' Show (IBS), the largest annual... read more
 

APA to Discuss Advanced Framing at 2014 International Builders' Show 

Discussion will focus on techniques for efficient, cost-effective framing practices featured in APA's Advanced Framing Construction Guide
APA technical experts will present Advanced Framing: Maximizing the Value & Efficiency of Wood Wall Systems, an education session, at the 2014 NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) International Builders' Show (IBS), the largest annual... read more
 

Incoming APA President Offers Engineered Wood Outlook for 2014 

Ed Elias discusses how APA and the engineered wood industry viewed 2013 and what to expect in 2014
This month, APA-The Engineered Wood Association bids farewell to its president of eight years, Dennis Hardman, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the organization. Stepping into the presidency is Ed Elias, a 35-year veteran of APA who has ... read more
 

Advanced Framing Featured in New APA Video 

Video highlights cost-effective solution for builders trying to balance energy and structural code requirements
APA has produced a new online video designed to educate builders about the advantages of advanced framing. In Advanced Framing: Meet Structural Code & Energy Requirements, Senior Engineered Wood Specialist Bob Clark and Product Support... read more
 

APA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers 

Two APA staff members elected to serve as Association Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
The APA Board of Trustees has elected two APA staff members to serve as officers of the Association. Sonya Bachlmayr, who was recently hired to serve as Financial and Administrative Services Director, has been appointed Treasurer. Bachlmayr comes ... read more
 

APA and EWTA Members Gather in California for 2013 Annual Meeting 

Nearly 400 attend three-day event in "Surf City APA”
APA members, Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) members, staff, and spouses gathered Nov. 2 – 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, Calif., for the 2013 APA Annual Meeting. Following a meeting theme of “Surf City APA: Catch the Wave ... read more
 

New APA Video Addresses Panel Spacing 

APA’s Bob Clark demonstrates a simple technique for preventing panel buckling with proper spacing
APA has produced a new online video designed to educate builders about a common wood structural panel installation error. In Prevent Buckling with Proper Spacing, APA Senior Engineered Wood Specialist Bob Clark explains APA’s recommendations for... read more