Glulam beams are 2×4 or 2×6 douglas fir dimensional lumber layered and laminated together with durable moisture resistant structural adhesives. Glued laminated timber also abbreviated glulam is a type of structural engineered wood product constituted by layers of dimensional lumber bonded together with durable moisture resistant structural adhesives.
Timber technologies products include treated and untreated columns for sidewalls and end walls in post frame buildings glue laminated headers and beams and architectural grade.
What are glulam beams. Glulam beam weight calculator september 22 2018 by arfan leave a comment x 28 5 24f 1 8e douglas fir glulam 2021 steel beam s install support rosboro x beam glulam superior glulam structures rubner holzbau 2021 steel beam s install support. Timber technologies l l c started operations in 2003 and has been manufacturing glue laminated glulam wood columns and beams for post frame builders since that time. Glulam is versatile ranging from simple straight beams to complex curved members.
The full version allows you to design beams of any size. A glulam is made with multiple layers of solid wood lumber bonded together with high strength adhesive to form a single structural unit. By laminating a number of smaller pieces of timber a single large strong structural member is manufactured from smaller pieces.
In north america the material providing the laminations is termed laminating stock or lamstock. Our glulams have an architectural appearance meaning that the exposed. Glulam is a stress rated engineered wood beam composed of wood laminations or lams that are bonded together with durable moisture resistant adhesives.
The term glulam is an abbreviated term that stands for glue laminated timber. Our titan timber beams resist checking and twisting and are job site ready with one piece construction and more cost efficient than lvl and psl. By laminating a number of smaller pieces of timber a single large strong structural member is manufactured from smaller pieces.
Laminated beam size calculator posted on april 30 2020 by sandra 36 span possible with steel beam or enercalc version 5 8 non cur laminated wood beams span tables finnjoist i beam brings strength and rosboro x beam glulam superior. A glulam beam is a type of structural engineered timber product comprising of a number of layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable moisture resistant structural adhesives. The grain of the laminations runs parallel with the length of the member.
The beam span length is fixed for this demo version. Glue laminated glulam beams timber technologies glue laminated beams are superior in all strength characteristics to solid sawn lumber and pound for pound stronger than steel. Glulams are versatile and innovative construction materials used widely in commercial as well as residential projects.
Builders often refer collectively to all types of laminated beams or other laminated structural wood materials as glulams.