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
An introductory guide to the use of LVL in multi-residential and commercial buildings
The Wesbeam LVL in Timber Framed Multi-Residential Buildings document available for download below provides the latest technical information to assist in the design and construction of mid-rise timber-framed buildings (typically up to eight-storeys in height) using laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and e-joist products which meet fire and acoustic requirements.
Specifically it covers the following:
This document also describes the timber-framed system performance and informs the reader of the commonly available fire-grade plasterboard products and systems along with additional links to technical design guides and product catalogues that may assist in the design and construction of mid-rise timber buildings.
AUTHOR: Dr David Bylund, Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Systems Team Lead
CONTRIBUTORS: Stephen Dayus, Wesbeam Technical Manager Tom Rickerby, Wesbeam Senior Structural Engineer Peter Law, Wesbeam Senior Advisor – Technical Boris Iskra, FWPA National Codes and Standards Manager
REVIEWER: Dr Jon Shanks, Mid-Rise Advisory Programme, WoodSolutions