Recent developments in multi-storey timber buildings have shown fabricated LVL beams and posts can produce cost effective seismic-resistant structures. Innovative post tension designs have proven to be very successful in earthquake prone areas.
Fabricating LVL panels into beams and columns requires specialist techniques that TimberLab has incorporated into its expertise. Slabs of LVL are glued together to form large wall panels, beams and columns up to 1200mm deep and almost any width and length. The results are strong energy-absorbing structures especially suited to provide seismic resistance using post tension frame systems or large shear walls. Complete factory prefabrication for major commercial projects including connections, makes for quick and accurate on-site assembly and installation. Having a plywood-like appearance, these structures provide an industrial look and have been used in many commercial and industrial projects.