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Looking for quick tips for common building applications or ways to avoid complaints and callbacks? APA’s Mobile Builder Tips website now offers ten different tips addressing a single common topic or problem in construction. The mobile-friendly format allows viewers to browse, open and quickly view Builder Tips from internet-connected devices in the office or out in the field. All Builder Tips are also available for purchase as a printed copy, or as a free download in PDF format from the APA Publications Library.
Recently Updated Builder Tips:
Builder Tips: Minimize Glulam Checking Through Proper Storage and Handling. Glued laminated timbers (glulam members) may develop seasoning checks as a normal function of the moisture stabilization process. This 2-page Builder Tip describes handling, storage and installation conditions that affect the possibility of checking in glued laminated timbers. Form F455
Builder Tips: Proper Handling and Installation of APA Plywood Underlayment. One of the keys to good performance in floors is the right combination of subfloor, underlayment and finish flooring. This 2-page Builder Tip provides information on selection, handling, installation and fastening of APA Plywood Underlayment. Form R340
Builder Tips: Proper Installation of APA Rated Sheathing for Roof Applications. This 3-page Builder Tip provides six simple roof sheathing application steps for the best performance and to minimize complaint callbacks. Form N335
To view the complete set of mobile Builder Tips visit www.apawood.org/buildertips.
Many of the APA publications are available as free downloadable PDFs with registration on the APA website. Check it out. Good quality stuff, and most is applicable even in Hawaii.