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.

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10 January 2023

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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.
Summary

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.

 

 

Key Information

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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Case studies

The buildings, which have been developed at CAT over the last 40 years, illustrate a miniature history of green building, demonstrating changing priorities and possibilities.

The building is the UK sales and marketing office of The VELUX Company, the Danish manufacturer of windows and roof-lights. According to the client’s brief, the design was to be ‘a practical demonstration of VELUX products in an inspirational setting’.