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Excerpt from the Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30. Includes product descriptions and specification recommendations for structural composite lumber. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Revised February 2016.
Technical Note provides recommendations for field notching, tapering and drilling of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beams. Revised June 2010.
Provides recommendations for safe handling and storage of I-joists and LVL. Best practices for cut-up at distribution and moisture effects are also discussed. Issued March 2005. Only available as a downloadable pdf file. Issued March 2005.
Explains the difference between Apparent MOE (Eapparent) and Shear-Free MOE (Eshear-free) in glulam beams, where they are used, how to deal with them when designing and how to make meaningful comparisons between the two different types of published values for E. Revised April 10, 2015, 2 pages.
LVL scaffold planks must meet additional requirements stipulated in OSHA and ANSI/ASSE A10.8 and must be trademarked as such. A scaffold plank must support at a minimum a 250-pound person at the center of a 10-ft span. Issued June 25, 2015.
This paper explains the relationships among bending deflection, shear deflection, total deflection, apparent modulus of elasticity and true modulus of elasticity in prismatic bending members. Revised December 31, 2013.
Overview of engineered wood products and the applications in which they are used. Revised December 2010.
PWC LVL Tension Lams, Revised December 22, 2017.
Laminated veneer lumber structural building components. Revised November 1, 2017.
GP Lam® 1.5E (1.5E-2350Fb), 1.9E (1.9E-2750Fb), 2,0E-ES (2.0E-2900Fb), 2.0E-3100Fb LVL, and VERSA-LAM® 2.0 3100 LVL, Revised March 1, 2017.