Author: Jerad Bankston, P.E.

Wood Beam Design and Installation Considerations

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Wood Beam Design and Installation Considerations The successful design and installation of engineered wood beams such as Microllam® LVL, TimberStrand® LSL and Parallam® PSL goes beyond just looking up a member in a table. Knowing how the beam will be loaded (either side loaded or top loaded) and the overall application of the member will […]

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Meeting New Code Requirements with TimberStrand® LSL Floor Joists

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TimberStrand® LSL has traditionally been specified as an efficient and cost effective solution for beam or wall framing member (click here for more information on TimberStrand® LSL).  Its high shear strength and dimensional stability make it the first choice for many residential and multifamily projects.  One application that is gaining popularity is using TimberStrand® LSL […]

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Product Spotlight : Parallam® PSL

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Parallam® PSL, one of our Trus Joist engineered wood product offerings, is manufactured in Delta, British Columbia and Buckhannon, West Virginia.  It is made primarily from douglas fir in the west and yellow poplar/southern yellow pine in the east.  Once harvested, the logs are debarked and pealed into veneers from which they are cut into […]

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