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New APA--The Engineered Wood Association publications: now available online and in print.

Diaphragms and Shear Walls an APA design and construction guide, includes 12 new design examples based on provisions in the 2003 International Building Code. Among the examples in this 32-page publication are perforated shear walls, diaphragms for wind and seismic loading, wood structural panel roofs and how to design a subdiaphragm. This publication also offers suggestions for calculating deflection in unblocked and non-uniform nailed diaphragms. Membership and Product Directory includes numerous updates to APA member listings, including sales contact information, products, mill names and mill numbers. Glulam Design Properties and Layup Combinations covers principles such as balanced versus unbalanced beam layups. (In balanced beams the grade of laminations are symmetrical throughout, and with unbalanced beams the highest quality laminations are used only on the bottom). This publication also includes design stresses and grade requirements for APA EWS trademarked glulam, and how to specify glulam by stress classification and end-use combinations. Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners For Construction is an APA technical note with fastener recommendations for exterior siding, permanent wood foundations and fire-retardant treated plywood. These publications are available online, at APA's web site: To order printed copies, contact APA by mail, email (, or Fax: 253-565-7265. Mail: APA--The Engineered Wood Association, Publications Department, 7011 S. 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington, 98466. Diaphragms and Shear Walls, form # L350, single copy--$4; Glulam Design Properties and Layup Combinations, form # EWS Y117, single copy--$2 (includes Supplemental Tables); Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners For Construction, form D485, single copy--$1. Minimum order is $4.
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Title Annotation:2003 International Building Code
Publication:Forest Products Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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