APA Activates ANSI/APA PRG 320-20xx Committee
February 2018—As an American National Standards developer accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI), APA is activating APA Standards Committees for the revision of ANSI/APA PRG 320-2018, Standard for Performance-Rated Cross-Laminated Timber. ANSI/APA PRG 320 has been adopted by the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC) in the U.S., and the 2014 CSA O86 Engineering Design in Wood in Canada. 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 March 12, 2018.