As long as I can remember I have
seen these typically two-piece glue-laminated timber “bents” used to support
church sanctuary roofs. They typically provide the lateral resistance
component for the building as well.
Is there some sort of
industry-standard name for this kind of structural element, or type of
Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Elstner Associates, Inc.
Engineers I Architects I
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