Glued Laminated Timber
Glued laminated timber (Glulam) is a structural engineered wood product made of parallel-glued layers of wood boards, bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives. By laminating a number of smaller pieces of lumber, the result is a single large, stronger, component.
Typical uses of Glulam
Glulam is used in a wide range of structures up to 20 storeys, including: multi-family housing, schools, and public buildings such as gymnasiums, pools, and conference centers.
It’s used for:
Advantages of Glulam
Versatility – Can be made into a variety of shapes and curves – offering Architects freedom without sacrificing structural requirements.
Laminated timber allows for much longer spans and heavier loads.
You can make more complex shapes with Glulam than with concrete and steel.
Attractive surface quality – exposed Glulam enhances the beauty of the project.
Glulam is 1/10th the weight of concrete.
Glulam is 1/6th the weight of steel.
Much lower embodied energy than reinforced concrete or steel.
Glulam is available in a range of species and appearances.
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