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Procedures to qualify new constructions and species of glulam beamsCompleted

Project leaders: Lam, Frank, Prion, Helmut G., Foschi, Ricardo


Canadian glulam producers need a process to qualify new grade combinations and/or species so that they can adapt to the changing characteristics of the existing resource (Douglas-fir/larch) and optimize the use of other high strength species (such as black spruce and lodgepole pine). The development of such a process will assist all glulam industry stakeholders to compete more effectively with structural steel, expand the market share of wood products in the commercial construction market and facilitate the use of alternative species for the manufacture of glulam.

  • expand the use of glued-laminated beams (glulam) by establishing reliability-based procedures to qualify/optimize new construction (grades/species/layup) of glulam in CSA O122.

Start date: 2004-04-01 End date: 2007-03-31




For more information on this project, please contact:

Lam, Frank
University of British Columbia
Email: frank.lam@ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-6526
Fax: (604) 822-9159
Prion, Helmut G.
University of British Columbia
Email: prion@civil.ubc.ca
Telephone: 604 822-3864
Fax: none
Foschi, Ricardo
University of British Columbia
Email: rowfa1@civil.ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-2560
Fax: none
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