Innovative Hybrid Bow-Stringer Beam

20 June 2023

Located in the beautiful state of Oregon, the Medford Rogue Credit Union building mass timber project is an impressive building that features notable materials and design elements. The building includes 30 glue-laminated (glulam) columns, 15 hybrid trusses, and 88 cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof panels.

This building’s most notable materials are the glulam/steel hybrid bow-string trusses, which incorporate a 105’1″ long glulam beam, making it one of the longest clear-span glulam beams used in a structure. The project also utilises 150 KSI high-strength steel tension rods/components, which are four times stronger than typical steel. To protect the steel components from the caustic pool environment, a Tnemec paint coating was applied. The use of these materials and design elements creates a unique and durable building that will stand the test of time.

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