Design Criteria

Span tables and technical data applicable to LVL manufactured by Wesbeam.

The span tables and other technical data provided are only applicable to LVL manufactured by Wesbeam and should not be used for lookalike or substitute products. Use of the Wesbeam data for lookalike or substitute products can result in unsafe or unsatisfactory performance.

The design criteria and design loads used to develop the Span Tables using Wesbeam LVL are based on the assumptions listed in AS1720.3:2016 – Timber structures Part 3: Design criteria for timber-framed residential buildings.

The design loads include:

  1. Dead loads
  2. Live loads
  3. Wind loads
  4. Snow loads
  5. Earthquake loads, and
  6. Load Combinations of the above loads

Design load limitations for each of these load or load combination cases are also as per AS1720.3:2016 – Timber structures Part 3: Design criteria for timber-framed residential buildings.

The characteristic design values for Wesbeam LVL are available on request from Wesbeam’s technical department. This service is available for professional design practitioners.

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