I Joists

17
May

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Technical Bulletin (TB-IJ-9), Adding web filler for 2-ply (double member) IB I-joists with 2×4 flanges
When adding web filler for 2-ply (double member) IB I-joists with 2×4 flanges, it can be less labor-intensive to use dimensional lumber rather than cut structural wood panel to depth. The new TB-IJ-9 provides an alternate to the structural wood panel filler indicated in the IB literature.
A PDF of the Technical Bulletin (TB-IJ-9), IB LVL Ledger Fastening can be viewed or downloaded at:
https://internationalbeams.com/i-joists/technical-bulletins

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21
Mar

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Technical Bulletin (TB-LVL-3), IB LVL Ledger Fastening

International Beams LVL (laminated veneer lumber) typically comes in 1 ¾” thicknesses and is suitable for use as ledgers to support floor (or roof) framing. For example, IB LVL may be used to support an intermediate floor at balloon-framed walls, or it may be used to support floor framing when poured concrete foundation walls extend above the floor level.

A PDF of the Technical Bulletin (TB-LVL-3), IB LVL Ledger Fastening can be viewed or downloaded at https://internationalbeams.com/laminated-veneer-lumber/technical-bulletins/

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18
Mar

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Technical Bulletin (TB-IJ-7) , Sloped-End Cut IB I-Joists

There are situations where architectural geometric restrictions of the cornice detailing require that the attic ceiling/floor joist be cut at a slope to match the sloped rafters. The bearing and shear capacity can be seriously compromised with this type of sloped-end cut on an I-Joist. International Beams has tested sloped-end cuts on IB I-joists. As a result of these APA-witnessed tests, we have established maximum end reactions for unreinforced and reinforced sloped-end cuts.

A PDF of the Technical Bulletin (TB-IJ-7), Sloped-End Cut IB I-Joists can be viewed or downloaded at https://internationalbeams.com/i-joists/technical-bulletins/

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17
Mar

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Technical Bulletin (TB-LVL-2), Multi-ply IB LVL Fastening with TrussLok Screws

Technical bulletin IB-LVL-2, Multi-ply IB LVL Fastening, has now been updated to include design tables for ½” diameter thru-bolts and Simpson SDW screws in addition to the previous table for TrussLok screws.

A PDF of the Technical Bulletin (TB-LVL-2), Multi-ply IB LVL Fastening with TrussLok Screws can be viewed or downloaded at https://internationalbeams.com/laminated-veneer-lumber/technical-bulletins/

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24
Jan

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IB LVL Evaluation Report Issued by CCMC

CCMC (the Canadian Construction Materials Centre) recently updated its Evaluation Report, #13507-R for International Beams laminated veneer lumber for use in Ontario.

The Evaluation Report issued January 5, 2011 indicates that International Beams LVL (manufactured under agreement with Murphy Company), when used as structural composite lumber (SCL) complies with the National Building Code 2005 and the standards of the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

The full CCMC report can be viewed or downloaded at: https://internationalbeams.com/laminated-veneer-lumber/code-approvals/.

International Beams has prepared an LVL Design Manual for Canadian engineers, architects and contractors. It can be downloaded at: https://internationalbeams.com/laminated-veneer-lumber/literature-canada/.

For information on dealers selling International Beams LVL in your local area contact , or call Toll Free: 1-866-457-4043.

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23
Nov

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International Beams LVL Now Available in Canada

Canadian builders, architects and design engineers welcomed the news that International Beams LVL is now available in Canada.

International Beams Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a premium quality structural product that is used for beam, header, joist and column applications.

The product made from laminated veneers of Douglas Fir, is available in thicknesses of 1½”, 1 ¾” and 3 ½” and widths ranging from 3 ½” to 24” and lengths up to 72 ft.

The manufacturing quality assurance program is third-party verified by APA – The Engineered Wood Association.

Manufactured under agreement with Murphy Company, International Beams LVL meets all Canadian Building Code requirements. The CCMC 13507-R report, (Canadian Construction Materials Centre) was issued Oct, 10, 2010 and can be downloaded from the International Beams website.

The IB Canadian Limit States Design LVL Design Manual is also available for download.

The product can be purchased from International Beams Canadian distributors.

Contact International Beams sales sales@internationalbeams.com, or call Toll Free: 1-866-457-4043 or your local IB distributor for information on purchasing IB LVL in Canada.

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4
Oct

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International Beams YouTube Channel Videos

There are many builders, contractors and homeowners who are not yet aware of the
advantages and benefits International Beams I-Joists, LVL and Rimboard provide over
traditional lumber products.

International Beams Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/Intbeams12
provides viewers with informative videos on the advantages of building with engineered
wood products.

Current topics covered include: PRI-400 Rating, I Joist Span Tables and I-Joists and<
Local Building Codes.

Additional videos, including FAQ videos will be added in the future.

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30
Sep

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International Beam Releases 8 New Technical Bulletins

International Beams announced today that it has released updates to its Technical
Bulletins for I Joists and Laminated Veneer Lumber.

A total of six Technical Bulletins for I Joists cover the following topics:

TB-IJ-1 Heading Off of Cut IB-I-Joists
TB-IJ-2 Outrigger O.H. Framing at IB I-Joists
TB-IJ-3 Load-Share Blocking/Bridging for International Beams I-Joists
TB-IJ-4 Brick-to-Grade Cantilever for IB I-Joists
TB-IJ-5 IB I-Joist Reinforcement at Offset Interior Bearings
TB-IJ-6 Fire Considerations for Residential Wood I-Joist Floors

The I Joist Technical Bulletins are available as individual downloadable PDF documents
or for convenience one downloadable .zip file containing all the documents at
https://internationalbeams.com/i-joists/technical-bulletins/
Two Technical Bulletins were also released for Laminated Veneer Lumber.

TB-LVL-1 Ripping of International Beams LVL
TB-LVL-2 Multi-ply IB LVL Fastening with TrussLok Screws
The LVL Technical Bulletins can be downloaded as PDF files at…

https://internationalbeams.com/laminated-veneer-lumber/technical-bulletins/

As updates occur or new Technical Bulletins are released they will be added to the
International Beams website.

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17
Aug

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I-Joist Sprinkler Support Details

Eighteen new drawings detailing Sprinkler Support Details for International I Joists are now ready for download.

Each detail is available in 4 file formats: DWG, DWF, DXF and PDF.

Solutions are shown for hanging and supporting a sprinkler pipe with a Ceiling Flange Hanger,a Joist Clamp Hanger and an Angle Bracket Hanger plus 15 other variations. Architects,engineers and contractors should reference the drawings to ensure sprinkler systems are correctly installed when building with International Beams I joists.

The download page can be found at https://internationalbeams.com/i-joists/details

6 – Eye Rod Hanger

On the download page you’ll find I Joist Sprinker Support Details, like the
one shown above. Clicking on one of the file buttons instantly begins the
download.

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14
Aug

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I Joist Fire Rated Systems Details Ready to Download
International Beams I Joist Fire Rated Systems Details are now available for download in both Isometric and Section drawings in multiple file formats – DWG, DWF, DXF and PDF files.
The drawings provide architects, engineers and contractors with the information needed to ensure International Beams I joist installations meet building code standards.
The download page can be found at https://internationalbeams.com/i-joists/details
Coming up in the next few days, I-Joist Sprinkler Support Details will be available for download.

WIJ-1.5(2-layers 0.624 In.GB celling with IB series)

On the download page youʼll find I Joist Fire Rated Details, like the one> shown above. Clicking on one of the file buttons instantly begins the download.

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