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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 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 discusses best practices in the design of engineered floor systems. Includes recommendations for I-joist and rim board layout, and the proper use of joist hangers, squash blocks and web stiffeners for transferring vertical loads. It also includes notching and drilling recommendations to maintain structural integrity. Issued April 2016.
This previously recorded webinar introduces the types of loads on buildings, designing for load paths, load factors, simple and multiple spans, and using span tables in specifying I-joists and rim board in floor systems. Issued April 2016.
This previously recorded webinar provides an introduction to engineered wood products, typical applications, and benefits of engineered wood products over competing products. Issued April 2016.
APA’s All-wood Podiums in Mid-rise Construction Webinar, presented by Karyn Beebe, APA Engineered Wood Specialist, provides an architectural case study on the use of an all-wood podium in mixed-use design.