The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 18 > The Versatility of Glued-Laminated Timber
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The Versatility of Glued-Laminated Timber

The paper discusses the versatility of glued-laminated timber (glulam). It presents the principal advantages of the method and reviews the historical development of structural timber laminating. The small volume of glulam used in Britain is compared with usage elsewhere. Glulam structural members are defined, and their design principles outlined. Structural forms are discussed, and fire resistance is dealt with briefly. Market developments are mentioned. C.J. Mettem

Author(s): Mettem, C J

Keywords: timber;history;design;roofs;structural members;manufacturing;fire resistance;trusses;laminated;portal frames;long span;marketing