APA Activates ANSI 117-2020 Committee
July 2019—As an American National Standards developer accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI), APA is activating APA Standards Committees for the revision of ANSI 117-2020, Standard Specification for Structural Glued Laminated Timber of Softwood Species. ANSI 117 has been adopted by the 2018 and 2021 International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC) in the U.S. 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 committee should contact BJ Yeh by August 9, 2019.