APA/ANSI Glulam and CLT Committees Activated

May 2016—As an American National Standards developer accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI), APA is activating APA Standards Committees for the revision of ANSI A190.1-2012, Standard for Structural Glued Laminated Timber, and ANSI/APA PRG 320-2012, Standard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber. Both ANSI A190.1 and ANSI/APA PRG 320 are directly recognized by the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) in the U.S. ANSI/APA PRG 320 is also directly recognized by the National Building Code (NBC) in Canada through CSA O86, Engineering Design in Wood. The APA standards committees are operated under the consensus process approved by ANSI, which requires transparent, openness, and balanced interest. The committee membership is open to all interested parties under the categories of manufacturer, supplier, user, and general interest. Those interested in joining the APA standards committees should contact BJ Yeh by June 15, 2016.