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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Quebec's boreal glulam manufacturing was compared with two other LCAs on glulam in Europe and the United States.
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The heavy structural timbers and glulam members were not fire retardant treated because these timbers tend to only char on the surface during the initial stages of a fire.
SSI will retain its remaining employees while it completes the asset sale and finalizes options for remaining in the glulam business.
Glulam usage in Europe is increasing and its market penetration is higher compared to that of North America.
The firm specializes in glulam beams, which are made by gluing together layers of wood into a sandwich.
In an attempt to strengthen glulam beams and delay or prevent this failure mode, researchers have investigated the reinforcing of glulam timbers with different types of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) on the tension face (Triantafillou and Deskovic 1991, 1992; Dagher et al.
Interviews this week with several architects and structural engineers suggested strongly that the beam's failure could have resulted from inadequate standards in place for glulam beams when the theater was built in 1969.
Traditional ponderosa pine lumber used in glulam is referenced in glulam standards as part of a species grouping called Western Species.
Finnforest Glulam has been used by architect Hannele Arantola for Maria's Chapel in Levi, Finland.
The Alliance represents companies that manufacture windows and doors, trusses, wall panels, molding and millwork, western red cedar, wood I-joists, pallets, glulam and other wood products in more than 30 states.