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Provides requirements and test methods for qualification and quality assurance for performance-rated engineered wood rim boards. Revised December 2016.
Excerpt from the Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30. A guide to selecting and specifying Rim Board®. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Published February 2016.
Includes connection requirements and application notes for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards. Revised July 2009.
Includes important tips for storage, handling and jobsite use. Available only as a downloadable PDF. Revised November 2010.
Describes filler blocks, their composition, and installation recommendations. Revised November 2010
Includes a description of squash blocks, their composition, and installation recommendations. Revised February 2013.
THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please refer to Form W345 for more information on this topic.
This case study features the construction of owner/builder Scott Murray's raised wood floor home in St. Augustine, Florida. Murray says a raised wood floor helps to protect his home from moisture and pests, and offers better access for foundation inspections, underfloor repairs and retrofits. Issued February 2011.
Includes connection requirements and application notes for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards for Canadian Limit States Design. Revised February 2015.
Recommendations for the use of APA Rim Board in conjunction with fire-rated wall and/or floor assemblies, based on tests conducted by the USDA Forest Service at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. (Reference Research Paper FPL-RP-610.) Available only as a downloadable pdf file. Revised February 2015.