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Basics & Theory

CWC: Overview Of Glulam Beams
Canadian Wood Council describes glulam beams including introduction, uses, manufacture, strength & appearance, sizes, quality control, moisture control, treatment & finishing, fire safety, and other iInformation. (PDF)

WoodWorks: Glued Laminated Timber
WoodWorks online videos describes how glulam has evolved over 100 years of use and how continued advances have given it unparalleled performance.

YouTube: How Laminated Veneer Lumber & Parallel Strand Lumber Is Made
Online video by Architect Magazine shows how lumber is harvested and made into various laminated wood products such as laminated veneer and parallel strand lumber.
Education & Training

WoodWorks: Mass Timber Connections Online Workshop
Woodworks online Mass Timber Connection Design course focuses on connection design principles and analysis techniques unique to mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber, glued-laminated timber and nail-laminated timber. It covers design options for connection solutions ranging from commodity fasteners, pre-engineered wood products and custom-designed connections. (PDF)
Industry Sectors

AITC: American Institute Of Timber Construction
American Institute of Timber Construction is the national technical trade association of the structural glued laminated (glulam) timber industry. AITC represents a majority of the glued laminated timber manufacturers in the U.S. in addition to a number of installers, suppliers, sales representatives, engineers, architects, designers, and researchers.
Information Sources

APA: Resource Site On Glulam Beams
Engineered Wood Association site covers glulam header and floor beam concepts and applications from residential construction to large commercial projects.

APA: Stock Glulam Resources
Engineered Wood Association offers an online resource kit on stock glulam beams, providing information and case studies that inform end-users on non-custom glulam beams and showcase the materialís capabilities.
Issues & Performance

APA: Glulam Appearance Classifications For Construction Applications
Engineered Wood Association bulletin clarifies the distinction between appearance considerations and structural properities of glued laminated timber (glulam) members. In addition, it describes practical buyer-seller appearance classifications of glulam members as they are commonly used in residential and commercial construction applications. Free registration required.

APA: Field Notching & Drilling Of Glued Laminated Timber Beams
Engineered Wood Association technical note Field Notching and Drilling of Glued Laminated Timber Beams covers recommendations for field notching, tapering and drilling glulam beams. Free site registration required.

APA: Glulam in Residential Building
Engineered Wood Association construction guide Glulam in Residential Building, features the allowable loads for simple-span stock glulam beams, as well as the capabilities and characteristics of glulam, design considerations and information on storage and handling. Free site registration required.

APA: Glulam Product Guide
Engineered Wood Association brochure Product Guide: Glulam describes APA-trademarked glulam, addresses important design considerations, and includes a specification guide. Free site registration required.

APA: Keep Glulam Looking Its Best With Proper Storage & Handling
Engineered Wood Association Builder Tip: Keep Glulam Looking Its Best with Proper Storage and Handling, describes best storage and installation practices for glued laminated timbers. (PDF) Free site registration required.

APA: Proper Storage and Handling of Glulam Beams
Engineered Wood Association provides recommendations for storage and handling of glulam beams. Free site registration required.

Woodworks: Design & Construction Considerations For Glulam
Woodworks online slide show describes important Glulam considerations for design and construction professionals. (PDF)
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