LVL - Laminated Veneer Lumber - comparable in strength to steel and concrete with all the flexibility and environmental benefits of wood
Design guides, installation guides, available sizes and safety data sheets can all be found here
Wesbeam’s Design Centre offers an engineering and design service in the use of Wesbeam and other complementary products for residential, multi-residential and commercial structures
Over 85% of Australian detached houses are constructed using lightweight timber framing.
Tall Timber Building Systems [TTBS] provides a range of engineered wood based solutions for commercial and multi-residential structures
Readily available and lightweight for its strength. Strong, sustainable and carbon capturing, wood is the greatest renewable resource
Acoustic design considerations for TTBS can be found here.
According to WoodSolutions any wall or floor which separates one dwelling from another must provide adequate resistance to the passage of sound. These sounds will either come from airborne sources - such as speech, musical instruments and loudspeakers - or impact sources, such as footsteps and the moving of furniture.
By following some basic acoustic design elements, better sound control can be provided for timber framed construction. Walls and floors which separate dwellings need to provide adequate resistance to the passage of sound.
Effective acoustic design in timber buildings can be achieved through the implementation of techniques such as:
Further resources relating to fire design for timber structure scan be found in WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide #11, Timber-framed Systems for External Noise, Technical Design Guide #37 and Mid-rise Timber Buildings.