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2017 Structural Panel and Engineered Wood Yearbook

APA Releases 2017 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook

Engineered wood products output projected to increase 5 percent in 2017 The 2017 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook has been released by APA–The Engineered Wood Association. The yearbook includes an analysis of the U.S., Canadian, and global economies, focusing on factors that impact demand for engineered wood products across several...

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APA Releases Updated Guide on Moisture Resistant Wall Construction

Guide provides detailed information to help builders “Build a Better Home.” APA – The Engineered Wood Association has updated its Build a Better Home: Moisture Resistant Wall Construction, designed to provide builders and homeowners with construction guidelines to protect their homes against damaging moisture infiltration. The publication outlines the primary sources...

APA publishes Texas Tornado Damage Assessment Report

On Dec. 26, 2015, the first EF4 or stronger tornado ever recorded in December in Texas made landfall in Garland and Rowlett, suburban towns near Dallas. APA sent a damage assessment team to the area immediately following the storm. The damage assessment team found numerous examples of severe damage, not just...

New APA guide offers advantages of raised-heel trusses

A new guide published by APA – The Engineered Wood Association describes how builders can increase the structural and energy performance of a home with a raised-heel truss construction system. Building with raised-heel trusses results in both savings for the builder and an energy-efficient, structurally superior residence for the homeowner. Click...

APA Video Briefs address key construction tips and topics

APA – The Engineered Wood Association is reporting strong interest in its new series of short online “Video Briefs” that address key construction tips and topics. The videos, all under six minutes in length, are available for free viewing on the Association’s website, www.apawood.org, and YouTube channel. “We know that building...

Online Resource Kit educates building pros on stock glulam beams

APA – The Engineered Wood Association is expanding its extensive educational tools with a new online resource kit on stock glulam beams, providing information and case studies that inform end-users on non-custom glulam beams and showcase the material’s capabilities. Glulam is one of the original engineered wood products, and for decades...

Online Resource Kit educates building pros on stock glulam beams

Articles and case studies from APA foster understanding of glulam capabilities, applications. APA – The Engineered Wood Association is expanding its extensive educational tools with a new online resource kit on stock glulam beams, providing information and case studies that inform end-users on non-custom glulam beams and showcase the material’s capabilities....

General intro to wall bracing featured in new APA video

Video highlights the importance of code-required wall bracing as a component of resilient wall construction The Engineered Wood Association  (APA) has produced a new online video designed to educate builders and designers about the wall bracing requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC). In Wall Bracing: Satisfy the Code With Strong,...

APA Outlook: Demand for engineered wood products expected to grow

Recovery of housing market expected to drive growth in demand for engineered wood products by 30 to 45 percent through 2018. Despite adverse weather conditions across much of the country that hampered the forward momentum of the US economy in early 2014, APA – The Engineered Wood Association predicts that gradual,...

APA report: Using wood structural panels with raised heel trusses

Construction method provides simple steps to meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC. APA–The Engineered Wood Association outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for using wood structural panels with raised-heel (or energy-heel) trusses in a new System Report, Use of Wood Structural Panels for Energy-Heel Trusses, Form...