APA offers both live webinars and recorded webinars for on-demand viewing. Topics include engineered wood basics, fire protection of i-joist floors, wall bracing, disaster-resilient design, design of all-wood podiums, and others. Some, but not all, webinars offer CEU credit; if credit is available, it is noted in the webinar description.

Fire-Protective Assemblies for Residential Floors


Gypsum board installed on bottom flange of I-joistsNew Design Options that Meet IRC Provisions for Fire-Protective Membranes

This APA webinar focuses on newly developed assemblies for meeting the fire protective membrane requirements of the International Residential Code, specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems.

The webinar reviews the options in the IRC, including drop-in gypsum board (supported on top of bottom flanges), partial sprinkler systems, and fire protective coatings.

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Back to Basics On-Demand Webinar Training Series

APA's family of engineered wood productsHELP YOUR TEAM GET UP TO SPEED

Manufacturers, distributors, and builders are all reporting a critical need for training as they rebuild from the recession and hire new employees. APA’s new, comprehensive training series includes six “back to basics” modules that cover key topics related to I-joists, Rim Board®, laminated veneer lumber, and glulam. The training modules run between 30 and 90 minutes each and are presented by an APA Engineered Wood Specialist.

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Designers Circle Webinars

Structural damage after wind stormEarn 1 CEU through AIA for each webinar

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tornados—Design of Wood-Frame Structures for Extreme Forces: a top to bottom overview of lateral design for wood-framed structures

All-Wood Podiums in Mid-Rise Construction: an architectural case study on the use of an all-wood podium in mixed-use design

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AIBD/APA Wall Bracing Webinar Series


The Wall Bracing Webinar series is presented by APA and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design), a non-profit association dedicated to the enhancement, development, and recognition of the residential and building design professions. The series begins with a one-hour introductory session covering wall bracing history, theory and strategy. Additional sessions address related topics, including meeting code requirements with wall bracing, the simplified wall bracing method, and bracing for higher seismic and wind zones.

Series presenters include Bob Clark, Roger Roatch and Bryan Readling, APA Engineered Wood Specialists with a combined 63 years’ experience providing engineered wood product building and design support and recommendations. APA has collaborated with code bodies since the 1950’s to improve wall performance and reduce the risk of catastrophic home failure through the development of prescriptive wall bracing techniques that specify plywood and OSB wood structural panel sheathing.

Note that, at this time, CEUs are not available for the Wall Bracing I–V series of prerecorded webinars.

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