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Re: Glulam Design Source
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: Glulam Design Source
- From: "Brian K. Smith" <smithegr(--nospam--at)bellsouth.net>
- Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 15:00:08 -0500
I've done some timbed decking
design and have some literature around here somewhere. Try a web search
for Lock-Deck or Disdero Lumber Company. To get diaphragm action you
have to glue and nail the T&G joint or place a plywood/osb diaphragm
over the top.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 2:49
Subject: Glulam Design Source
I?m considering reroofing a
building enclosing a pool using glulam construction. I would use glulam
purlins and wood decking. I would leave the 5 existing main steel
girders as they are in fair condition. A good cleaning and painting
should extend their life quite a bit. I assume glulam decking would be
cheaper than solid sawn lumber decking. Can anyone tell me if that is a
correct assumption? I also assume there must be a way of creating some
diaphragm action in wood decking. I haven?t found any information on
this in my wood design references. Is it possible to create a diaphragm
with some kind of side lap nailing pattern, or do I need to put plywood
sheathing on top of the wood decking?
I?m wondering what the best
reference is for glulam design. I know the NDS covers glulam. It
doesn?t specifically address decking members but I could work out the numbers
on it manually. I?m wondering if the AITC Timber Construction Manual was
worth purchasing for the glulam information. Has anyone found this to be
a helpful reference for glulam design? Does it discuss diaphragm action
of a wood deck roof? I looked at AITC?s web site for their free
literature and didn?t find anything addressing diaphragm action. Are
there any other references that would be better?
Thanks for your
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