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Mass Timber, including Glulam, has long been recognized as the product that allows unique and innovative designs to be realized. No other engineered wood product offers the same variety of shapes and versatility as glulam.

Find out how we tailor services and products for a wide variety of projects.

OUR PRODUCTS and SPECIALTY SERVICES

Western Archrib manufactures a full range of quality products in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and lengths. Our product line includes Spruce Pine, Douglas Fir and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Glulam beams as well as Westdek GLT and CLT panel products.

Douglas Fir GLULAM

Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) is a structural engineered product, created by laying dimensional lumber together and bonding them with structural adhesives. This allows for the manufacture of an endless variety of creative shapes and sizes that will always maintain structural integrity.

Made to the highest specifications and standards in a regularly-inspected environment focused on quality, Western Archrib’s Glulam products have proven longevity across hundreds of projects.

Applications for Douglas Fir GLULAM
Floor Beams, Roof Beams, Headers, Purlins, Trusses, Arches, Pitched-Tapered Beams

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Spruce Pine GLULAM

Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) is a structural engineered product, created by laying dimensional lumber together and bonding them with structural adhesives. This allows for the manufacture of an endless variety of creative shapes and sizes that will always maintain structural integrity.

Made to the highest specifications and standards in a regularly-inspected environment focused on quality, Western Archrib’s Glulam products have proven longevity across hundreds of projects.

Applications for Spruce Pine GLULAM
Floor Beams, Roof Beams, Headers, Purlins, Trusses

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Alaskan Yellow Cedar GLULAM

Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) is a structural engineered product, created by laying dimensional lumber together and bonding them with structural adhesives. This allows for the manufacture of an endless variety of creative shapes and sizes that will always maintain structural integrity.

Made to the highest specifications and standards in a regularly-inspected environment focused on quality, Western Archrib’s Glulam products have proven longevity across hundreds of projects.

Applications for Alaska Yellow Cedar GLULAM
Exterior Use, Bridges, Beams, Purlins, Trusses, Arches

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WESTDEK GLT

Westdek is manufactured to the same high standards as Glulam, and is guaranteed to possess the same long-standing history of durability. This product combines structural capacity with an attractive finish, which can be used as a roof or floor panel.

Available in Douglas Fir or Spruce Pine, with multiple profiles and finishes, WESTDEK GLT is an ideal decking product for many applications.

Finishes
Planed and factory sealed with additional factory finishes available.

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Cross-Laminated Timber

Consisting of alternating layers of lumber glued together under pressure, CLT panels are an important mass timber product used as floor and wall components. Panels can be produced in various sizes and cut and framed using CNC technology to provide a highly accurate building material.

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Custom Fabrication

We combine our in-depth Glulam expertise and industry knowledge to create cost-effective solutions to your design challenges. In-house engineering allows us to ensure a precise, accurate fit every time, creating an efficient and attractive product.

Specialty fabrication:
Spruce Pine, Douglas Fir or Alaskan Yellow Cedar Glulam, Westdek GLT, CLT, steel connections, and custom finishes.

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Handling and Storage

Handling:
Delivery should be coordinated between the manufacturer and the contractor to ensure that the necessary off-loading and lifting equipment is available on-site. Padded or non-marring slings should be used to lift the beams.

Storage:
Glulam material needs to be stored on-site with the same care as millwork. The best storage plan is to minimize storage altogether. Deliveries can be coordinated between the fabricator and the contractor to coincide with erection time lines.

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Surface Checking

Kiln-dried lumber is used in the fabrication of Glulam, thereby reducing checking. According to CSA 0122, laminations are glued with a moisture content of 7-15%, which is standard for most applications. However, some seasonal checks may occur when members are installed under conditions that require rapid adjustment to a much lower equilibrium moisture content.

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With expertise and experience in a multitude of different sectors, Western Archrib is ready to help with any and all parts of your projects.

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