Glue Laminated Timber, or Glulam, has been commonly used in construction for 70+ years. Glulam has nearly the same load capacity as steel, but at a far lower weight. Pound for pound, Glulam is stronger and is an environmentally friendly alternative to steel and concrete. Many different Glulam lay-ups, to meet loading requirements, are available in addition to visual grade options.
Glulam is available in Douglas Fir, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, and Southern Yellow Pine. Glulam can be custom built to meet a number of profiles including tight radiuses or curved glulam, double curvature, and tutor arches. Glulam is a diverse product that can be manufactured and fabricated to meet long structural spans, shorter spans, and certain architectural finishes such as stairs.