News from APA

APA Releases 2016 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook 

Engineered wood product production projected to increase 19–28 percent by end of decade
The 2016 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook has been released by APA – The Engineered Wood Association. The yearbook includes an analysis of the U.S., Canadian, and global economies, focusing on factors that impact demand for engineered ... read more
 

APA Publishes Texas Tornado Damage Assessment Report 

On December 26, 2015, the first EF4 or stronger tornado ever recorded in December in Texas made landfall in Garland and Rowlett, suburban towns near Dallas. APA sent a damage assessment team to the area immediately following the storm. The damage... read more
 

2015 APA Safety and Health Award Winners Announced 

Program Honors Manufacturers for Safety Strides
APA – The Engineered Wood Association recently announced the winners of its 2015 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 Hosts Weekly Comprehensive Training Webinar Series 

"Back to Basics” Engineered Wood Sessions Provide Critical Training for Dealers
APA – The Engineered Wood Association will host a weekly comprehensive training webinar series beginning on April 8. The free training modules will run between 30 and 90 minutes each. APA’s new training series includes six “Back to Basics” modules... read more
 

APA Video Briefs Address Key Construction Tips and Topics 

APA – The Engineered Wood Association is reporting strong interest in its new series of short online “Video Briefs” that address key construction tips and topics. The videos, all under six minutes in length, are available for free viewing on the... read more
 

Optimize Design Values with LVL Beams and Headers 

Engineered wood beams are ideal for a variety of beam and header applications because they enable the designer and builder to meet the size and strength requirements with the right design capabilities for the job. The fact that they are engineered... read more
 

Inside View House Educates Professionals and Code Officials on Energy-Efficient Construction Practices 

Beechen & Dill Homes, USDA Forest Service, and APA – The Engineered Wood Association provide hands-on look at framing methods that save energy, speed installation, and reduce waste
A new home under construction in suburban Chicago has become a learning tool for builders, architects, and code officials to experience and observe how efficient framing practices can conserve energy, speed construction, and reduce utility bills.... read more
 

Market Outlook 

Industry Expects Increasing Demand for Engineered Wood Products
Similar to 2014, extremely harsh weather caused home building to stall in the eastern half of the U.S. during the first quarter of 2015. However, with mortgage rates below 4 percent, new home sales rose 9 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2014,... read more
 

2014 APA Safety and Health Award Winners Announced 

Program Honors Manufacturers for Safety Strides
APA – The Engineered Wood Association recently announced the winners of its 2014 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
 

Online Resource Kit Educates Building Pros on Stock Glulam Beams 

Articles and case studies from APA foster understanding of glulam capabilities, applications
APA–The Engineered Wood Association is expanding its extensive educational tools with a new online resource kit on stock glulam beams, providing information and case studies that inform end-users on non-custom glulam beams and showcase the... read more
 

Wall Bracing Featured in New APA Video 

Video highlights the importance of code required wall bracing as a component of resilient wall construction
APA has produced a new online video designed to educate builders and designers about the wall bracing requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC). In Wall Bracing: Satisfy the Code With Strong, Resilient, Fully Sheathed Walls , Senior... read more
 

Alamco Announces Plans to Join APA – The Engineered Wood Association 

With Alamco, APA will represent more than 90 percent of North American glulam manufacture
Alamco Wood Products, LLC, a glulam manufacturer located in Albert Lea, Minnesota, has announced plans to re-join APA – The Engineered Wood Association effective Feb. 1, 2015. The move was approved by the APA Board of Trustees earlier this... read more
 

BJ Yeh Named Chairman of CSA A369 

Dr. Yeh to lead the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Wood-Based Panels
Dr. BJ Yeh, Director of Technical Services for APA – The Engineered Wood Association, has been named chairman of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A369 Technical Committee on Wood-Based Panels, which is responsible for four national consensus ... read more