glulam

What every post-frame builder should know about laminated columns

The single most important element to a building’s foundation is its columns. They’re the legs that hold the building upright. As post frame has evolved, it’s only natural that methods to improve the strength of those legs would be part of its evolution. For a comprehensive explanation of laminated columns, the new edition of...

Timber Technologies LLC Achieves AITC Certification

COLFAX, WISCONSIN – Timber Technologies LLC has achieved certification by the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC). | Certification distinguishes this Glue Laminated Manufacturer from many other manufacturing facilities by providing the highest quality glue laminated beams and columns to the agricultural and commercial markets as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation....

Case study looks at first-ever use of soft maple glulam in large-scale structure

The first-ever, large-scale structure supported by soft maple glulam beams is featured as a case study on The American Hardwood Information Center website. The case study features the 98,000-square-foot Forest Resources Building at Pennsylvania State University. It is the first documented use of soft maple glulam beams as opposed to industry-standard softwood glulams. The...