APA - The Engineered Wood Association


Specifying Glulam

A complete guide to preparing specifications for using structural glued laminated timber for bending members such as purlins, beams or girders or for axially loaded members such as columns or truss chords will be found in the Glulam Product Guide, listed in the right column of this page.

General Specification Topics

  • Materials, Manufacture and Quality Assurance
  • End-Use application
  • Design Values
  • Lamination Combination Number
  • Appearance Classification
  • Laminating Adhesives
  • Camber (when applicable)
  • Preservative Treatment (when applicable)
  • Fire Resistance (when applicable)
  • Protective Sealers and Finishes
  • Trademarks
  • Certificates (when applicable)
  • Protection for Shipment