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Re: Glu-Lam beam with Steel Channel calc

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In a message dated 8/7/07 5:13:27 AM, t.w.allen(--nospam--at) writes:
Jack the (E) GLB to take out all of the deflection, attach the new steel section to the GLB (using the GLB only to transfer the load) then remove the shoring.

I recommend that you jack it up additionally to camber it for at least the dead load deflection of the new steel beam, *before* connecting the steel to the wood.  On a similar recent project I had them fasten the steel to the wood in only about the center one-third of the span, then jack up the ends of the steel before drilling through the wood for the connections.  I never heard anything back so I assume it was workable and successful.  Just a suggestion.


Ralph Hueston Kratz


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