Laminated Timber Columns: Structural Characteristics

Gain insight into the makeup and characteristics of laminated timber columns and compare to other alternatives. Understand the importance of materials selection, production process, and testing.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain the construction of the laminated timber column
  2. Describe the importance of proper & sustainable fiber sourcing, pressure treating to ground contact, kiln drying and a structural adhesive
  3. Identify the structural advantages of built-up timber columns
  4. Identify the job site advantages of laminated columns
Available Regions: 
Southeastern US
Design Category: 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIA Course Number: 
icx06c