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This recorded webinar, presented by Alese Ashuckian, PE, includes an overview an overview of APA's free design tool, the FTAO Calculator, and explains how it can help engineers and code officials in the design and implementation of FTAO shear walls, with a focus on asymmetric piers and multiple openings.
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APA's After the Storm webinar, presented by Mary Uher, APA Engineered Wood Specialist, includes an overview of high wind forces, the importance of a continuous load path, and how good design and construction practices can improve the storm resistance of buildings.
This video walks new users through the basics of the APA Wall Bracing Calculator, a free tool that creates printable reports showing 2009, 2012, or 2015 IRC wall bracing compliance. The reports are accepted by most local jurisdictions. Running time 1:43.
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Meet code requirements and simplify fastening with plywood or OSB. Continuously sheathing with OSB or plywood not only makes walls stronger and more resilient—these structural panels also make a solid, consistent surface for attaching siding and trim that meets the requirements of the IRC. Video Length: 4:36. Issued
An overview of force transfer around openings (FTAO) design methodology for wood shear walls, including estimating forces around multiple openings with asymmetric piers and deflections for shear walls. Video length 50 minutes. Issued January 2017.
The Santa Barbara Apartments in Rialto, California, were value-engineered to address excessive building material costs: a switch to I-joist compatible glulam, double-sided wood structural panel portal frames, and shear walls using Force Transfer Around Openings (FTAO) got the project back in the black. Video length: 6:40. Issued September 2016.
This previously recorded webinar focuses on newly developed assemblies for meeting the fire-protective membrane requirements of the Code, specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems, including drop-in gypsum board. Issued June 2016.
This previously recorded webinar provides a detailed introduction to the uses and specification of glulam for beams, headers and columns. Topics include glulam construction and anatomy; typical applications; notching, drilling and connection details; and more. Issued May 2016.
This previously recorded webinar presentation covers best practices in the storage and handling of I-joists, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and laminated strand lumber (LSL) in distribution yards and on the jobsite. Issued May 2016.
This 2:36 excerpt from the “Build A Better Home: Moisture Control in Residential Construction” video explains the details that help masonry and cement finishes resist moisture. Issued August 2010.