“I” joist are specially constructed with flanges made from Versa-Lam laminated veneer lumber with oriented stranded board webs and approved waterproof structural adhesive.
LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams eliminate twisting, shrinking and splitting. LVL beams are designed to match the depth of the floor system. With better properties, LVL beams support heavier loads and longer spans than comparable glulam.
LVL (laminated veneer lumber) columns offer at least 2.1 times more bending strength and 20% more stiffness than no 2 SPF dimensional lumber studs. LVL columns provide superior wind resistance, strength and appearance in tall wall application and eliminate the “hinge” created by platform framing.