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Includes connection requirements and application notes for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards. Revised July 2009.
Provides requirements and test methods for qualification and quality assurance for performance-rated engineered wood rim boards. Revised December 2016.
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.) Revised August 2018.
Dimensions and tolerances, performance requirements, test methods, and qualification policy for APA Performance Rated Rim Boards. Revised April 2006.
It is sometimes advisable to trim the tongue or groove from a T&G panel for proper clearance for attachment to Rim Board. This document explains when to trim and when it may not be necessary. Revised January 25, 2016, 1 page.
THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Please refer to Form Y250 and Form Z725 for more information on this topic.
Complete Title: Technical Topics: Nail Spacing Recommendations for APA EWS Rim Boards® and I-Joists Revised February 9, 2015, 2 pages.
Provides suggested I-Joist blocking details, which may be used when local codes require prescriptive blocking in the space adjacent to starter joists or rim board. Revised July 31, 2013.
The results of a series of mechanical property tests to verify the design uniform vertical load (UVL) capacity that glulam Rim Boards can carry after 1 or 2 hours of fire exposure. Revised July 2018.