Glued Laminated Beam (Glulam)

Business / Construction / Glued Laminated Beam (Glulam): A structural beam composed of wood laminations or lams. The lams are pressure bonded with adhesives to attain a typical thickness of 1 ??' . (It looks like 5 or more 2 X 4's are glued together).

Other Words for Beam

Beam Verb Synonyms: radiate, shine, smile radiantly
Beam Noun Synonyms: timber, scantling, girder, rafter, bar, brace, plank, board, stud, trestle


Business / Construction / Post-And-Beam: A basic building method that uses just a few hefty posts and beams to support an entire structure. Contrasts with stud framing. MORE

On The Beam

Technology / Aviation / On The Beam: A leftover phrase from ADCOCK Radio Range days still means the same thing today—'You are headed in the right direction,' as when you you hear a steady broadcast tone beamed from your target radio tr MORE

Laminated shingles

Business / Construction / Laminated shingles : Shingles that have added dimensionality because of extra layers or tabs, giving a shake-like appearance. May also be called 'architectural shingles' or 'three-dimensional shingles.' MORE

Spot Beam

Technology / Television (TV) / Spot Beam: A spot beam is a satellite transmission that is focused on a specific area within the footprint, or broadcast area, of the satellite. Both DISH Network and directv use spot beams to increase the capa MORE

Tail Beam

Business / Construction / Tail Beam: A relatively short beam or joist supported in a wall on one end and by a header at the other. MORE

Vertical Beam Width

Technology / Radar / Vertical Beam Width: The beam width of the radar pulse measured in the vertical plane. Most radar units have a vertical beam width of 20 to 25 degrees. MORE