LVL

Exterior detail of the Black & White Building
The Black & White Building
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An adaptable building is a sustainable one – that was a key concept behind the design. There are no structural internal partition walls in the Black & White building, so the workspaces are large and open. The building's structure comprises a frame made of a beech-based laminated veneer lumber (LVL),...
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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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Laminated veneer lumber LVL
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) bulletin
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The European LVL industry (Metsä Wood, Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG, STEICO SE and Stora Enso) has decided to launch LVL strength classes. This bulletin introduces the classes along with other product and design provisions not yet covered in the respective standards.
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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.
LVL Handbook Europe
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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. The handbook has been prepared by the Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries during 2018-19.
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Panel Guide gives the user and specifier guidance and information on wood-based panels. It covers main types of wood-based panel
Panel Guide Full Book
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PanelGuide gives the panel user and specifier guidance and information on the use of wood-based panels in an authoritative and comprehensive manner. It covers all the main types of wood-based panel: - Plywood (including blockboard and laminboard) - Particleboard (chipboard, flaxboard, cement-bonded particleboard) - Oriented strand board (OSB) - Fibreboard...
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Black and white building
The structural secrets behind London’s tallest timber office building
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The Black & White Building is London’s tallest engineered-timber office building. It contains no concrete above the ground floor slab. Its frame uses timber to provide all the strength and adaptability of steel. Standing 17.8m tall, the 6-storey Black & White Building is an ingenious example of timber construction. It...
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Engineered wood products
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Learn about how wood is a versatile material, available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and products.
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Wood-based materials
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Learn about non-structural materials and structural panels, including the characteristics of plywood, LVL, strand boards, glulam, among others.
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Engineered timber products
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Learn about engineered timber products, the advantages and the limiting factors of natural timber
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EC5 and supplementary standards
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Read on the different regulations that have to be in place when designing with timber
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