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Sometimes Glass fibre will work as well - depends on how much extra strength you need.  Can use sheets or strips along the bottom or sides or use a longitudinally embedded rod along the bottom.  A lot less invasive than steel plates.  Depending upon where you are, suppliers can be Fyfe, Replark (Mitsubishi), Sika and probably a lot more in the US I don't know about.
 
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From: Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 6:57 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: RE: Glulam Beam Retrofit

Carbon fiber reinforcing.  Fyfe is one company that makes this.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 1:39 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Glulam Beam Retrofit

I have a glulam beam overstressed in flexure. Anyone have any great retrofit ideas?
 
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