Glulam


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glulam

[′glü‚läm]
(materials)
A material fabricated by joining two or more layers of wood with an adhesive so that the grains of all the layers are approximately parallel.

Glulam

Glue laminated lumber, normally a structural timber member, glued and laid up from fairly small sections and lengths to either large cross sections, long lengths, curved shapes, or a combination of these.
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CLT, glulam and others have a long service life in buildings so that far lower energy inputs are required than with other materials while they act as a means of storing carbon.
Adhesives allowed for efficient conversion of logs into plywood for wall sheeting and roof decking and into glulam for long unsupported spans.
The firm claims that prefabricating the glulam elements of the building off-site, cuts construction time by half and guarantees quality and slashes the carbon footprint of the buildings.
In 2010, Li Long, Zhang Peng-Yi studied the bonding performance of BFRP-bamboo-wood composite laminated glulam, the large daters shows the optimum gluing process of BFRP-bamboo-wood composite laminated glulam by Polyurethane adhesive [13].
Richard Fielding, construction director for Shepherd Construction, said: "It is unusual for glulam beams to be used externally and they are set to be a striking addition to the new college.
In India, where concrete and steel are the dominant building materials, the delegation hopes to learn about the applications and benefits of engineered wood products like glulam and LVL (laminated veneer lumber), and how they can withstand harsh climatic conditions.
Project materials include structural glulam beam stringers, walnut treads and risers, sapele grip rail and newel in fills, forged steel balustrade.
Engineered wood composites such as glulam and LVL are increasingly used in conditions with moderate decay hazard such as indoor swimming pools and ice arenas, supporting building overhangs and sometimes projecting beyond the roof-line.
Sustainable glulam (glued and laminated) wood will also be used.
The WOODCAD computerbased engineering program helps users select wood I-joist, glulam beam or LVL for roof or floor applications.
7-in by 48-in) Douglas Fir glulam beam sample that was fabricated for this study with a variety of known size voids.
Glulam is normally produced from six flawless planks glued together for strength.