To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Wood Frame Shrinkage - LSL
From: Emery Ojala <EmeryO(--nospam--at)ckcps.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 10:52:56 -0800
Does anyone have experience in using engineered wood products such as LSL in
a plate application. We are considering this for the top and bottom wall
plates in a 5 story wood building in which we wish to limit total
shrinkage/settlement due to an adjacent steel framed component. The rim
boards and blocking are also LSL. The material is advertised as being very
dimensionally stable, but I have not seen it used it for wall plates before.
Emery Ojala, S.E.