Georgia-Pacific Corp. - Engineered Lumber Products: G-P Lam® 3000 Glulam Beams

G-P Lam® 3000 Glulam Beams by Georgia-Pacific Corp. - Engineered Lumber Products
Model Number - G-P Lam® 3000
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Country United States
Region North America
G-P Lam® Beams and Headers

G-P Lam® Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

G-P Lam® LVL is designed for use as floor beams, garage doors, windows and door headers, and ridge and hip beams.

Multiple pieces of G-P Lam® LVL can be assembled easily to obtain greater thicknesses, providing additional strength to carry heavier loads. Greater load capacity means longer, uninterrupted spans.

Lengths available up to 60'
1-3/4" thickness
9-1/4", 9-1/2", 11-1/4", 11-7/8", 14", 16" and 18" depth
Resists shrinking, warping, splitting and checking
High design values for bending, stiffness and shear strength
High strength-to-weight ratio; more than 50% stronger than solid sawn products
Veneer technology converts about 30% more of the log into usable product than methods that produce solid sawn products
Product design means no defects to cut out and less waste on the job
Ordinary nail assembly - installs as easily as ordinary lumber
Available in Value Lengths of 24', 28', 32', 36', 40', 44' and 48'
Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty
G-P Lam® 3000 Glulam Beams
G-P Lam is an Anthony Forest Products Power Beam 3000® Glulam Beam manufactured under a private label agreement and marketed by Georgia-Pacific as G-P Lam® 3000. The following information represents design properties and technical information published by Anthony Forest Products. Power Beam 3000® is a registered trademark of Anthony Forest Products.

G-P Lam® 3000 high-grade beams and headers are designed for use in Wood I Beam floor and roof systems.

G-P Lam® 3000 Beam and Header advantages:

Minimal shrinkage, warping, splitting, checking and cupping
One piece installation for 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" wide members; no nailing or bolting required to achieve thickness
Depths to match I-joist systems: 9-1/2", 11-7/8", 14" and 16"
Individually wrapped for job site protection
G-P Lam®
1. Product Name
G-P Lam® (2.0E) Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Floor Beams, Window and Door Headers, Garage Door Headers, and Window and Patio Door Headers

2. Manufacturer
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Engineered Lumber Division
4300 Wildwood Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339-8401
(800) BUILD G-P
(800) 284-5347
Eastern Sales Center
(800) 839-2588
Western Sales Center
(800) 830-7370
Web site:

3. Product Description

G-P Lam LVL beams and headers are used in residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional structures as floor beams, roof ridge beams, and door and window headers. Made from laminated veneers, they are designed for high dimensional stability and consistent strength. Because G-P Lam is made of dry material, it resists shrinking, checking, splitting, and warping. Due to uniform construction, waste is reduced. G-P Lam installs just like lumber. Available in standard and custom lengths, beams and headers can be cut to length on the job site.

G-P Lam LVL beams and headers are 1-3/4" (44 mm) thick and are constructed of pressure bonded, scarf-jointed wood veneers with grain of veneers parallel. Beam depths are 9-1/4", 9-1/2", 11-1/4", 11-7/8", 14", 16", and 18" (235, 241, 286, 302, 356, 406 and 457 mm) as required for loading, deflection and span. All adhesives meet the requirements of ASTM D2559.

Strictly adhere to Georgia-Pacific's published installation guide. Please contact Georgia-Pacific for a copy of the guide.

G-P Lam LVL beams and headers should be protected from the weather. Exterior application or any use of the G-P Lam in other than dry conditions is not recommended. Both 16" and 18" (406 and 457 mm) deep beams must be used in multiple piece members only.

4. Technical Data

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) - ASTM D2559 Adhesives for Structural Laminated Wood Products for Use Under Exterior (Wet Use) Exposure Conditions

For literature describing loading conditions other than those shown, please contact Georgia-Pacific. FASTBeam® product selection software is also available from Georgia-Pacific.
• Modulus of elasticity - E = 2.0 x 106 psi(1) (13.78 x 106 kPa)
• Flexural stress - Fb = 2850 psi (19,650 kPa)
• Horizontal shear, joist - Fv = 285 psi (1965 kPa)
• Compression perpendicular to grain, joist - Fc = 750 psi(1) (5171 kPa)
• Compression parallel to grain - Fc = 2750 psi (18.961 kPa)

(1) These properties shall not be increased for duration of load
(2) For depths (d) other than 2, multiply Fb (12/d)1/9.

5. Installation

G-P Lam LVL beams and headers will not support workers or other loads until properly installed and braced. To minimize the risks of injury, follow the procedures below before allowing workers or other loads on the beams and headers.

Each G-P Lam beam and header must be properly fastened as it is erected.

Builder must supply minimum bearing as recommended by Georgia-Pacific.

G-P Lam LVL beams and headers must not remain in direct contact with masonry construction. For best results when nailing top loaded multipiece members, use two rows of 16d common nails 12" (305 mm) o.c. for depths 12" (305 mm) or less and three rows of 16d common nails at 12" (305 mm) o.c. for beams with a depth greater than 12" (305 mm). The top and bottom rows of nails should be 2" (51 mm) from the top and bottom edges of the beam. For side loaded, multipiece members, contact Georgia-Pacific.

G-P Lam LVL is listed with major building codes. Contact Georgia-Pacific for the most current code compliance.

6. Availability and Cost

G-P Lam (2.0E) Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Floor Beams, Window and Door Headers, Garage Door Headers, and Window and Patio Door Headers are distributed by Georgia-Pacific distribution centers throughout most of the United States.

The cost is dependent upon size, grade, and location.

7. Warranty
G-P Lam LVL beams and headers are produced in accordance with industry standards and are backed by Georgia Pacific's Limited Lifetime Warranty. See the warranty for terms, conditions and limitations. Conformance to current compliance reports is verified by a third party inspection agency.

8. Maintenance
No maintenance is required as long as proper care, usage, and installation have been followed.

9. Technical Services
If the local distributor cannot provide the needed assistance, contact G-P Engineered Lumber Technical Services.

FASTBeam®, FASTPlan® and FASTOpt® product selection, inventory and optimizing software is available from Georgia-Pacific.

10. Filing Systems
• Architects' First Source for Products.
• Sweet's Catalog Files
• Sweet's CD
• Additional product information is available from the manufacturer.
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