Structural Joints In Glulam

Mark L. Batchelar – Principal – Mark L. Batchelar Consulting Engineers N.Z. Ken A. McIntosh – Managing Director – McIntosh Timber Laminates Ltd. N.Z.

Joints in large glulam timber frames contribute significantly to the cost of the assembled structural system. Because of the demands of aesthetics and the continuing need to achieve structural efficiency and cost competitiveness, timber jointing methods are steadily evolving. Many jointing options are currently available to the designer. Appropriate choice of joint type will ensure an efficient load transfer element together with ease of manufacture and assembly.
Issue 4 Vol 7.

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