LVL Handbook Europe
This European LVL Handbook serves as a guide for architects, structural engineers, technical wholesalers, off-site element manufacturers, contractors, carpenters and other construction professionals, and as an educational resource. The handbook has been prepared by the Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries during 2018-19.
The book has been divided into two main parts. Sections 1 to 3, and sections 4 to 9.
Section 1 introduces laminated veneer lumber (LVL) as a construction material, including its production, sustainability and basic properties.
Section 2 describes the applications of LVL in various buildings and structures.
Section 3 provides instructions for purchasing, transport, storage, handling, protection and disposal of LVL.
Sections 4 to 9 are intended primarily for designers and provide more detailed information about structural design, fire safety, durability and building physics, including structural calculation examples.
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