1. 1IB MAX-CORE I-Joists

    Code Reports

    International Beams engineered wood I-Joists meet the building code requirements for jurisdictions in both the United States and Canada.

    APA – The Engineered Wood Association
    Engineered wood products bearing the EWS mark are manufactured in accordance with an APA or national standard, such as ANSI Standard A190.1, American National Standard for Structural Glued Laminated Timber.

    APA Standards for EWPs products include:
    • PRI-400 I-joists
    • PRR-401 Rimboard
    • PRL-501 LVL

    Quality of all APA and EWS trademarked products is subject to verification through APA audit. For more information, visit: http://www.apawood.org

    The following printable reports are available for download:
    IB I-Joist (U.S.) Intertek CCRR-0232
    IB I-Joist (U.S.) APA PR-L252 Product Report
    IB I-Joist Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MR04-01-105 for CCMC 12768-R)
    IB I-Joist (Canada) APA PR-L252C Product Report
    FL7891-R3 Florida Product Approval for International Beams I-Joists
    ESR-1405 for APA-rated I-joists
    CCMC 12768-R

     

    Literature

    Details

    Storage and Handling Recommendations

    Properly storing and handling International Beams I-Joists is vital to ensure optimum product performance and a safe working environment.
    Follow these guidelines carefully to avoid any injuries and help protect joists from damage – whether in storage, during shipment or on the construction site.
    1. Store, stack and handle I-joists vertically and level only.
    2. Do not store I-joists directly on the ground and/or flatwise.
    3. Protect I-joists from the weather and use stickers to separate bundles.
    4. When handling I-joists with a crane on the job site (“picking”), take a few simple precautions:
    • Pick I-joists in bundles as shipped by supplier
    • Orient the bundles so that the webs of the I-joists are vertical
    • Pick the bundles at the 5th points, using a spreader bar, if necessary
    5. Do not open I-joist bundles until time of installation to further protect them from dirt and weather.
    6. Take care not to damage I-joists with forklifts or cranes.
    7. Do not twist or apply loads to the I-joist when horizontal.
    8. Never use or try to repair a damaged I-joist.

    Safety Tips
    • I-joists are not stable until completely installed and will not carry any load until fully braced and sheathed.
    • Workers should never walk on I-joists until they are fully installed and braced. Doing so could result in serious injury.
    • Never stack building materials over unsheathed I-joists. Stack only over beams or walls.

    The following printable handling document is available for download:
    Handling Recommendations

     

    Enhanced Floor Performance

    Our broad range of I-joists provides builders with flexibility in joist selection, spacing and construction detail. Although all values contained in the International Beams Design Manual meet or exceed code requirements, long-term floor performance (comfort) should be considered in all construction projects.

    Follow these guidelines for increased floor stiffness:
    • Use floor deflection of L/480 instead of the code minimum of L/360
    • Glue and nail the sub-floor to the joists
    • Attach gypsum board to the bottom of the floor
    • Decrease the joist spacing by one increment based on allowable span
    • Use full depth I-joist blocking panels at mid span between floor joists
    • Use deeper joists
    • Use a thicker sub-floor, i.e. 3/4″ or 7/8″
    • Attach strapping at 16″ o/c

     

    Fire-Rated Assemblies

    International Beams I-Joists are jointly audited by APA and ITS as part of the agreement with ITS for the fire-rated assemblies listing.
    Our engineered wood I-Joists are listed with Intertek Testing Services (ITS/Warnock Hersey division), which applies in both the United States and Canada. The listing includes floor-ceiling separation assemblies: 45 minutes, 2 hours, and several 1 hour fire-rated assemblies.
    As part of a cooperative agreement between ITS and Spec-Direct, the listing is also available for free download here: http://whdirectory.intertek.com/ Pages/DLP_SearchDetail.aspx?SpecID=27316
    Additional floor-ceiling fire rated assemblies are available in the model building codes. See International Beams Commercial Design Manuals.

    intertek

    The following printable reports are available for download:
    IB I-Joist APA PR-S205 Fire-Rated Assemblies
    IB fire-rated assemblies ITS listing spec ID27316

     

    Technical Bulletins

    Safety Data Sheets

    International Beams I-Joists are an assembled engineered wood product comprised of lumber flanges, OSB webs and cured adhesive.
    • The OSB may be from two different sources: Grant or Norbord.
    • The adhesive used in flange finger joints, web-to-web joints, and web-to-flange joints consists of a two-part adhesive system from either Ashland or Momentive.
    • The adhesives are cured before they leave the manufacturing plant, rendering them inert.

    View our SDS for IB MAX-CORE I-Joist constituent parts and for the Manufactured I-joist :
    Ashland Isoset Adhesive used in IB I-Joists
    GP OSB used in IB I-Joist
    MomentiveHexion adhesive used in IB I-joists, catalyst
    MomentiveHexion adhesive used in IB I-joists, resin
    Norbord OSB used in IB I-Joists
    SDS for Wood I-Joists Manufactured by IB

     

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  2. 2IB MAX-CORE LVL

    Code Reports

    International Beams engineered wood Laminated Veneer Lumber meets the building code requirements for jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.

    • IB LVL bearing the EWS mark is manufactured in accordance with an APA or a national standard such as ICC-ES AC47 and ASTM D2559
    • The quality of all APA and EWS trademarked products is subject to verification through APA audit
    • 2250Fb-1.5E and 3100Fb-2.0E grades of IB LVL

    The following printable reports are available for download:
    Canada APA PR-L266C
    Canada CCMC 12698-R
    Canada Ontario Ministry Ruling Letter 10-21-258 for CCMC 13507-R
    IB LVL CCMC Report 13507-R
    US APA PR-L266
    US APA PR-L283
    US ICC-ES ESR-2913
    US APA PR-L318

     

    Literature

    If you prefer a hard copy, send us your contact information, the manual(s) you require and mailing address using our contact form.

    The following US and CND Literature is available for download:
    MAX-CORE LVL Design Manual – US
    IB DF LVL Limit States Guide – Canada

     

    Storage and Handling Recommendations

     

    Technical Bulletins

    Safety Data Sheets

    IB Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood product made with wood veneers and glue. A water-resistant sealer is applied to the finished product.

    SDS-IB 2.0E-3100Fb_LVL
    SDS-IB 2.0E-ES_LVL_m31v11e
    SDS_for_sealer_on_IB_2.0E-3100Fb_LVL_(Brown)
    SDS_for_sealer_on_IB_2.0E-ES_LVL_LKR0678
    SDS-MAX-CORE 2.0E-3100Fb LVL

     

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  3. 3IB MAX-CORE RIM

    Literature

    If you prefer a hard copy, send us your contact information, the manual(s) you require and mailing address using our contact form.

    The following literature is available for download:
    MAX-CORE Rim Sell Sheet

     

    Storage and Handling Recommendations

     

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