January 2019 APA Update

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Did You Know? 10 Benefits of Wood Structural Panel Wall Sheathing

Did you know? 10 Benefits of Wood Structural Panel Wall Sheathing Continuous wood panel wall sheathing is the easy way to solve building challenges.  

  • Satisfy building codes with strong, resilient wood walls
  • Simplify the attachment of siding and brick
  • Meet energy code requirements in all climate zones
  • Decrease air leakage with minimal added cost
  • Achieve sustainability goals with ease
  • And more

One simple method, numerous benefits.



Earn CEUs with Advanced Framing and Frame it Right! Webinars

Frame it right! Back to basics for big buildingsAPA has added two recorded webinars for residential and nonresidential building to its existing on-demand webinar offerings. Converting to Advanced Framing: Learn from Experience outlines a system of construction framing techniques that optimize material use and increase energy efficiency while maintaining strength, durability, sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Frame it Right! Back to Basics for Big Buildings covers best practices in framing for commercial and multifamily construction, providing practical solutions for avoiding typical issues.
Both courses are approved by AIA (1 HSW/LU) and ICC (0.10 CEU). See these and other CEU offerings on APA’s webinars page.

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ANSI/APA PRP 210-2019: Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood Siding

ANSI/APA PRP 210-2019, Standard for Performance-Rated Engineered Wood SidingPerformance-rated engineered wood siding is a veneer-based, structural-use product. This American National Standard provides qualification and trademark requirements for performance-rated engineered wood siding at the time of manufacturing. This includes the raw materials and binding materials as they affect performance, dimensions, tolerances and moisture content of siding. Siding can be in the form of panel or lap when qualified under this standard and installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.




Data File: APA Performance Rated Rim Boards, Form W345

This updated publication covers Rim Board design values and connection requirements, including Rim Board to floor sheathing, Rim Board to I-joist, Rim Board to sill plate and Rim Board to 2x lumber ledgers. Notes on proper application include Rim Board spanning over openings, Rim Board used as fire blocking panels and applications where a high lateral load transfer capacity is required.