The 100-page guide features information on engineered wood products and recommendations for their use in a wide range of applications in residential and commercial construction.
The visit comes as China begins to formulate the nation’s timber structure construction development plan as part of the 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development.
The newly released report from the APA includes a forecast on production of engineered wood products over the next five years.
Formaldehyde emissions from wood panel is finally being regulated by the EPA. Here's what furniture manufacturers need to know to help their customers, and to sell products with the highest quality engineered wood components.
By Frank Devlin, APA - Engineered Wood Association
After a first-ever mega tornado hit Garland, Texas, the American Planel Association sent a damage assessment team to the area immediately after. Studies found higher survival rates for homes continuously sheathed in OSB.
The Inside View House, now under construction with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory and the APA Engineered Wood Association by Beechen & Dill Homes, shows how OSB can be part of design plans to replace some joists and studs, among other wall and floor framing methods that save energy, speed installation, and reduce waste.
Engineered wood products will see growth of 20 to 25 percent, says industry trade group APA. Economic growth and homebuilding will also increase demand for North American structural panels, which are forecast to grow 19 percent.