Roger Roatch is a Senior Engineered Wood Specialist for APA–The Engineered Wood Association based in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a BBA degree in Marketing from National University, San Diego. Prior to joining APA Roger was a commercial construction project superintendent and residential framer. He joined APA in 1990 as a Field Representative in Southern California, and managed the Western Region of the Field Services Division for 13 years. His areas of specialty for APA include post-frame construction for commercial buildings, moisture management, building code requirements, and jobsite forensics and evaluations. He is an ICC wall bracing seminar instructor and trains building code departments on the design, use and inspection of engineered wood products. Roger is a co-author of the 2012 and 2015 APA/ICC, Guide to the IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions.