Title: Designing with Glulam: Overview, Case Studies, and Curved Glulam Design Considerations with Glulam Manufacturing Plant Tour
Course Length: Two Hours
Course Date: Contact Zoë at 607-369-9341 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
Learning Units: 2 LU|HSW
Course Description: As an engineered wood construction material, glulam (structural glued laminated timber) has been used in the United States for over seventy-five years. Beginning with a definition of glulam and a description of the manufacturing process, this course will then cover glulam specification and shared design responsibility between the design team and glulam manufacturer before concluding with a consideration of design issues specific to curved glulam. Codes (including fire safety), AITC standards, shared responsibility case studies, and how to design specific curved shapes will all be discussed. The course includes an in-depth tour of an active glulam manufacturing facility.