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The information contained herein is based on APA – The Engineered Wood Association’s continuing programs of laboratory testing, product research and comprehensive field experience. Neither APA, nor its members make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the use, application of, and/or reference to opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations included in this publication. Consult your local jurisdiction or design professional to assure compliance with code, construction and performance requirements. Because APA has no control over quality of workmanship or the conditions under which engineered wood products are used, it cannot accept responsibility for product performance or designs as actually constructed.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

APA does not sell or share e-mail addresses with any third party outside of the organization. The information website users voluntarily enter during registration is used strictly for APA website usage and tracking and to send APA information and newsletters to users who opt-in to receive information.

Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of contacts from us at any time by updating or deleting information in your user profile.


In order to access certain publications or tools on this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products or services on our site in which you have expressed interest.


We request information from you on our order form. To buy items from us, you must provide contact and financial information. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information like credit card data, that information is encrypted and transmitted securely. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.