Repetitive Members

If a Versa-Lam® LVL beam is used as a joist and is "repetitive," a 4% increase is applied to the allowable bending moment. Each of the following requirements must be met:

  • There are at least three adjacent members in the floor or roof system.
  • The members are spaced at 24 inches on-center or less.
  • They are joined by floor, roof or other load-distributing elements (plywood or OSB floor sheathing) adequate to transfer the design load to the Versa-Lam® joists.
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