LVL - Laminated Veneer Lumber - comparable in strength to steel and concrete with all the flexibility and environmental benefits of wood
Wesbeam’s LVL is a lightweight, high-strength building material engineered from renewable and sustainable Western Australian plantation timbers. Our range of LVL products are designed to span further and weigh less to optimise efficiency in design and construction.
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
Wesbeam is Australia’s only LVL manufacturer and distributor - with a world class factory in Perth and next day delivery from Wesbeam distribution centres.
This document provides the Australian market with a summary of the Design Principals of Mass Timber using LVL
Wesbeam continually seeks to create opportunities for its customers to tap into new markets where LVL can be used in tall timber buildings and we are proud to release An Open Source Guide to the Wesbeam LVL Tall Timber Building Systems. This document was developed by Wesbeam’s leading architectural and engineering team and it provides the Australian market with the only document that summarises the Design Principals of Mass Timber using Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL).
We recognise that for Wesbeam to service this market, we must work in conjunction with the entire upstream supply chain and so, with this release we encourage further engagement with architects, engineers, prefabricators and builders.
As the first Australian Design Guide for architects, engineers and builders for Mass Timber Structures, we encourage you to download today and start a conversation with us on how together, we can build all Australian tall timber buildings.
The development of this document has come about after an extensive period of design and peer review and Wesbeam would like to specifically thank the following for their assistance:
AUTHORS: Dr David Bylund, Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Systems Team Lead Stephen Dayus, Wesbeam Technical Manager
CONTRIBUTORS: Peter Law, Wesbeam Senior Advisor - Technical Tom Rickerby, Wesbeam Senior Structural Engineer Dr Ahsan Qureshi, Wesbeam Quality Assurance Manager
REVIEWERS: Dr Andrew Dunn, CEO, TDNSW Dr Jon Shanks, TimberEd Services Dr Alastair Woodard, TPC Solutions Dr Hui Jiao, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, College of Sciences and Engineering, University of Tasmania James Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick + Partners