The following organizations and websites offer additional information on forests, wood products and the design of wood buildings.
- American Wood Council – Leading developer of engineering data, technology, and standards on structural wood products in the U.S. These tools are used widely by design professionals, building officials, and manufacturers of traditional and engineered wood products to ensure the safe and efficient design and use of wood structural components. Key resource for code and standard information.
- Think Wood – Promotes the economic, environmental and societal benefits of using softwood lumber in commercial, community and non-residential building applications. Contextualizes innovative technologies and practices that involve softwood lumber; identifies and introduces innovators in the field to architects, engineers, researchers, designers and developers.
- APA – The Engineered Wood Association – As an accredited national standards developer, APA has developed performance standards over the years for numerous structural engineered wood products, including plywood siding, wood structural panel sheathing, structural glued-laminated timber (glulam), wood I-joists, rim board and cross-laminated timber. APA issues APA Product Reports designed to help its North American member manufacturers expedite market entry of their products. Combining the research efforts of scientists and engineers at APA’s 42,000-sf research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.
- Canadian Wood Council – Provides technical knowledge transfer services related to building codes, standards, and regulations.
Other Wood Associations