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I don't know that this was done with a glue-lam beam, but one of the other designers bolted some flitch plates to the side of an existing wood beam that was overstressed. Although I do not think this will pertain to your situation, there is a pdf file that is available for download from the National Association of Home Builders called "Flitch Plate and Steel I-beam. If nothing else it is a good reference for future use.
 
Keith
 
 -----Original Message-----
From: Nuttall, Davin J. [mailto:dnuttall(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:52 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Glulam Beam Retrofit

 
Can you bolt on some steel side plates or channels?
 
Dave Nuttall, P.E.
Green Bay, WI 
I have a glulam beam overstressed in flexure. Anyone have any great retrofit ideas?