New long span timber beams resource
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 00:00
great new resource
has recently been added to the
website to help the public correctly use engineered timber supporting beams. If you're considering
building a house with steel supporting beams, you really don't want to miss this. Timber supporting
beams are cheaper, safer and easier to implement than their steel alternatives. Their popularity
has been somewhat limited, however, by a lack of publically available information on how best to
incorporate timber beams into building design. Our new resource aims to correct this.
The online long span timber beams resource
addresses the issues most critical to builders, designers and the general public. It outlines,
crucially, the advantages of engineered timber beams over steel beams - and provides an image
gallery which makes clear the considerable aesthetic advantages of timber supporting beams.
Different types of long span timber beams are listed together with the scenarios in which they
are typically used. Design strategies for the implementation of long span timber beams are also
considered, and means of selecting and procuring the beams are outlined.
This essential new resource is available both as an
and as a
downloadable document (PDF, 2.7 MB).
Development of the resource was funded by Forest & Wood Products Australia.
For more details, please