LVL Portal Frame Structures in New Zealand

Cameron Rodger & Warwick Banks, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) portal frame structures have proven to be both practical and cost effective in many cases in Australasia but still struggle to gain a foot hold in the commercial and industrial market due to the dominance of more commonly available steel framed solutions. This paper discusses the design and fabrication of a large LVL portal frame structure in New Zealand, by New Zealand contractors, using a mixture of standard and made to order products from the Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts (CHH) LVL product range.

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