Nordic Lam
Glued-Laminated Timber (Glulam)

NORDIC LAM

Glulam is composed
of small wood laminations
bonded together in parallel
using structural adhesives.

Efficient

An indisputable advantage of Nordic Lam is that it can be used to manufacture large-size components and special shapes not found elsewhere in the market. It also features superior mechanical resistance compared to solid sawn. By eliminating all defects, finger-jointing and gluing small wood pieces together, we have achieved a product that is notably strong and uniform.

A cut above

Glued-laminated timber is a quality product with superior strength that incorporates recent improvements in timber quality and processing. Its demonstrated versatility opens the door to a world of new construction designs. The mechanical properties of Nordic Lam is 24F-ES/NPG grade meet or exceed those of Canadian-standardized glulam products made from other wood species. Nordic Lam also provides an attractive alternative to other glulam products.

Mass Timber

Versatile

Nordic Lam products render new architectural designs possible for all types of school, commercial, industrial, infrastructure, institutional, multiresidential, recreational, and residential construction projects. With glulam's superior strength, large-scale and extra-long-span structures become feasible and yield astonishing and complex architectural results that don’t break the bank! Nordic Lam has redefined how to use black spruce and opened up a world of design possibilities.

Sustainable

Wood-based construction is more in the vanguard than ever thanks to its appeal as an ecological and sustainable solution. There is no better green choice than Nordic Lam for any sustainable building project.

Sustainable Development


Characteristics

  • Uses
    beams and headers, columns and posts,
    floor and roof joists, decking, arches
  • Appearance grades
    architectural and industrial
  • Stress grades
    see the table below
  • Service conditions
    dry and wet uses
  • Species
    spruce-pine-fir, contains 90% black spruce
  • Widths
    from 38 to 327 mm (1-1/2 to 12-7/8 in.)
  • Depth
    up to 2.4 m (8 ft)
  • Lengths
    up to 24.4 m (80 ft)
  • Larger sizes and custom-made pieces available
  • Warranty against manufacturer’s defects
  • FSC-certified products available

Simple Installation


Appearance Grades

Architectural

Nordic Lam architectural products boast an elegant finish that’s meant to be showcased. These products are generally custom-manufactured for structural projects.

Widths
44, 86, 137, 184, 228, 279 and 327 mm
(1-3/4, 3-3/8, 5-3/8, 7-1/4, 9, 11 and 12-7/8 in.)

Depth*
From 70 to 2400 mm
(2-3/4 to 94-1/2 in.)

Length*
Up to 24.4 m (80 ft)

 

*Larger sizes available upon request


Stress grade
24F-ES/NPG


Documentation

Thickness
38, 44, 54, 64 and 89 mm
(1-1/2, 1-3/4, 2-1/8, 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 in.)

Widths
203, 305 and 406 mm
(8, 12 and 16 in.)

Length
Up to 18.9 m (62 ft)

 

Products carried by some of our distributors


Stress grade
20F-ES/CPG


Documentation

Industrial

Nordic Lam industrial products feature a less polished finish designed for behind-the-scenes applications. These standard size products are available from our distributors.

Widths
44, 89, 140 and 178 mm
(1-3/4, 3-1/2, 5-1/2 and 7 in.)

Depths
241, 302, 356, 406, 457, 508, 559 and 610 mm
(9-1/2, 11-7/8, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 in.)

Length*
Up to 14.6 m (48 ft)

 

*Larger sizes available upon request


Stress grade
24F-1.9E


Documentation

Width
38 mm
(1-1/2 in.)

Depths
184, 235, 241, 287, 302 and 356 mm
(7-1/4, 9-1/4, 9-1/2, 11-1/4, 11-7/8 and 14 in.)

Length*
Up to 14.6 m (48 ft)

 

*Larger sizes available upon request


Stress grade
13F-1.7E


Documentation

Widths
89, 140 and 178 mm
(3-1/2, 5-1/2 and 7 in.)

Depths
89, 140 and 178 mm
(3-1/2, 5-1/2 and 7 in.)

Length*
Up to 14.6 m (48 ft)

 

*Larger sizes available upon request


Stress grade
ES12


Documentation

Widths
38 and 44 mm
(1-1/2 and 1-3/4 in.)

Depths
140 and 184 mm
(5-1/2 and 7-1/4 in.)

Length*
Up to 14.6 m (48 ft)

 

*Larger sizes available upon request


Stress grade
ES11


Documentation