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:
  • Vertical columns
  • Horizontal beams
  • Arches

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. 

Contact us for more information and Glulam specs.