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CWC: Overview Of Glulam Beams
Canadian Wood Council describes glulam beams including introduction, uses, manufacture, strength & appearance, sizes, quality control, moisture control, treatment & finishing, fire safety, and other iInformation. (PDF)
Information Sources

APA: Resource Site On Glulam Beams
Engineered Wood Association site covers glulam header and floor beam concepts and applications from residential construction to large commercial projects.
Procedures

APA: Field Notching & Drilling Of Glued Laminated Timber Beams
Engineered Wood Association technical note Field Notching and Drilling of Glued Laminated Timber Beams covers recommendations for field notching, tapering and drilling glulam beams. Free site registration required.

APA: Field Notching & Drilling Of Laminated Veneer Lumber
Engineered Wood Association technical note provides recommendations for field notching, tapering and drilling of laminated veneer lumber beams. Free site registration required.

APA: Proper Storage & Handling Of Glulam Beams
Engineered Wood Association tips sheet Proper Storage and Handling of Glulam Beams provides recommendations on proper loading and unloading, storage in the yard and the job site, transportation, and the use of sealants, primers and wrappings. Free site registration required.

JLC: Choosing Engineered Beams
Journal of Light Construction article compares engineered beams for heavy loads and long spans including LVL, glulam, Parallam, and some new composite beams. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Replacing Bearing Wall With Flush Beam
Journal of Light Construction describes how a shallow steel-reinforced beam preserved headroom in a low-ceilinged room. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Retrofitting Structural Ridge Beam
Journal of Light Construction article describes how reinforced light-gauge steel beams provided the strength needed to open up the attic in a small home. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Stretching The Span With T-Shaped Steel Beams
Journal of Light Construction article describes how steel T-shaped beams fabricated from a standard I-beam help uncramp a basement space. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Supporting Wide Span Floor With Structural Steel Beams
Journal of Light Construction article describes how supporting a wide span floor with structural steel columns and beams turned a two-car garage into a two-story living space. (PDF) Free Registration Required

Weyerhaeuser: Wood Beam Design & Installation Considerations
Weyerhaeuser says the successful design and installation of engineered wood beams such as Microllam LVL, TimberStrand LSL and Parallam PSL goes beyond just looking up a member in a table. Knowing how the beam will be loaded (either side loaded or top loaded) and the overall application of the member will help in determining which product to use to ensure a successful installation.
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