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Meeting the Energy Code Using the Performance Path

The presentation identifies cost-effective ways to meet the energy code, focusing on the advantages to performance-based energy code compliance, pathways to comply with energy codes and the impacts of different materials and systems on energy efficiency. Approved by AIA and ICC for continuing education credit.

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Connection Design Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures

Presented by Bob Kuserk, PE, this webinar covers the proper specification and detailing of connectors for code-compliant wood-frame construction.

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Shear Wall Analysis Made Easy: Force Transfer Around Openings Calculator

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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After the Storm: Building for High Wind Resistance

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. 

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Introducing the APA Wall Bracing Calculator Step by Step

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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Easy Siding & Trim Attachment

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 January 2017.

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Advancements in Force Transfer Around Openings for Wood Framed Shear Walls

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.

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Value Engineering: Wood design puts California project back on track

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.

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Fire Protective Assemblies for Lightweight Floors

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.

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EWP Training Module F: Glulam Beam and Header Applications

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.

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