What is a Glulam Calculator?
A glulam calculator is a tool that helps calculate the required size of a glulam (glued-laminated timber) beam or column based on specified parameters such as span, load, and glulam species.
It assists in the design and selection of appropriate glulam components for construction projects.
Why Use a Glulam Calculator?
A glulam calculator is used for several reasons:
- Structural Design: Engineers and architects use it to determine the correct size of glulam members to ensure they can support the intended loads.
- Cost Estimation: It helps estimate the quantity and size of glulam needed, which impacts the project’s budget.
- Safety: Properly sized glulam components are essential for the safety and stability of a structure.
- Efficiency: It streamlines the design process by providing quick and accurate calculations.