Versa-Lam LVL

Boise Cascade Versa-Lam LVL

When you need better performance, longer spans, and the best overall value, Versa-Lam® LVL delivers.

Product Overview

Versa-Lam laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beams and headers lead the industry in bending strength and E-value, offering better performance and longer spans. Versa-Lam LVL offers the best overall value across multiple widths and depths for residential, light commercial, or multifamily projects.

Heavy loads? No problem. Longer spans? Don’t give them a second thought. Versa-Lam LVL beams and headers are up to the task.

Versa-Lam LVL Benefits:

  • Allows for long spans
  • No camber for flat floors and walls
  • Great dimensional stability
  • Depths designed to match BCI® and AJS® Joists
  • Wide widths eliminate need for multi-ply members

Engineered to Perform

  • Consistent
    Strength

    Versa-Lam beams are strong throughout, engineered to support heavier loads, and provide longer spans than stock glulams (24F-V4) or dimensional lumber products.

  • High
    Quality

    Versa-Lam LVL beams and headers won’t twist, shrink, or split, resulting in flatter, quieter floors and strong structures saving time while protecting reputations.

  • Easy
    Installation

    Precision cut into more than 18 standard sizes to match BCI and AJS Joists, with extra-wide widths that eliminate the need for bolting and nailing.

Product Literature

PRODUCT/SPECIFIER/TECHNICAL GUIDES
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Eastern Versa-Lam® 2.1 Design Guide View
Eastern BCI® and Versa-Lam® Specifier Guide View
Eastern BCI® and Versa-Lam® Install Guide (ltr size) View
Eastern Commercial Guide View
Eastern BCI® and Versa-Lam® Builder Guide View
Fire Design and Install Guide View
CODE REPORTS
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ICC-ES Report ESR-1040 Versa-Lam® Laminated Veneer Lumber View
ICC-ES VAR Environmental Report VAR-1017 View
TECH NOTES - GENERAL ENGINEERING
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Weights of Building Materials – GE-1 View
Brick Veneer Support on Wood – GE-2 View
Allowable Fastener Spacing & Design for BCI Joists and VERSA-LAM – GE-3 View
BCI / AJS Joist, VERSA-LAM & BOISE GLULAM Exterior Exposure Policy – GE-4 View
Required Separation Between Garage and Living Space Above – GE-5 View
Designing for Ceramic or Stone Tile Floor Finishes – GE-6 View
Rafter Bracing and Kneewall Loads – GE-8 View
Feet & Inches on a Regular Calculator – GE-9 View
Temperature and Moisture Content of Engineered Wood Products During Manufacturing – GE-10 View
High Slope Roofs – GE-12 View
Flame Spread Classifications and Corresponding Surface Treatments – GE-13 View
Formaldehyde & Engineered Wood Products – GE-15 View
Lateral Bracing of Joists and Beams – GE-16 View
Use of Engineered Wood Products in International Shipping Pallets and Packaging – GE-17 View
Wood Frame Garage Floor Design Guidelines – GE-19 View
Insect-Treated Engineered Wood Products Approved for Hawaii – GE-21 View
Design Load Considerations for Non-Load Bearing Partition Walls in Residental Construction – GE-22 View
Vertical Load Transfer over Bearings within BC FRAMER & BC CALC – GE-23 View
Use of Boise Cascade EWP for Concrete Formwork – GE-24 View
Pressure and Topical Applications and Treatments – GE-25 View
PreserveTech HW / Royal Pacific Industries Insect-Treated Engineered Wood Products for Hawaii – GE-26 View
Electrical Wiring Installation Horizontal Holes – GE-27 View
Installed Damaged Product – GE-28 View
TECH NOTES - VERSA-LAM LVL
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Versa-Lam Allowable Hole Chart – LVL-1 View
Versa-Stud Allowable Nailing and Notching – LVL-2 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply Versa-Lam Beams – LVL-3 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Triple 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL-4 View
Cupping of VERSA-LAM Plies & Beams – LVL-5 View
Requirements for Use of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors with Versa-LAM & Versa-Rim Products – LVL-6 View
Attachment fo Brick Lintel to Versa-Lam Beams – LVL-7 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDS Screws – LVL-8 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with FastenMaster TrussLok Screws – LVL-9 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Double 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL-10 View
Versa-Lam® 2.0 3100 Column Table View
Simpson Strong-Tie® Connectors Parallel to Gluelines of Versa-Lam® Beams & Columns View
Versa-Lam® 2.0 3100 Column Table (Smaller Depth Columns) View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Quadruple 1 3/4" Versa-Lam® Beams View
Fire-Resistance Rating of Versa-Lam® LVL Columns View
Connecting Multiple-Ply Versa-Lam® Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie® SDW Strong-Drive Screws View
Alternate Power and Hand Driven Nailing of Multiple Ply 1 3/4" Wide Versa-Lam® Beams View
1 1/2" Versa-Lam® 1.7 2650 Joists Residential Floor Span Tables View
Concentrated Side Load Connection Multiple Ply VL BC Calc® View
Versa-Lam® Beam Allowable Reactions with End Bevel Cuts View
Safety Data Sheets
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SDS Engineered Wood Products View
SDS Wood Dust View

Product Literature

PRODUCT/SPECIFIER/TECHNICAL GUIDES
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Western Versa-Lam® 2.1 Design Guide View
Western BCI® and Versa-Lam® Specifier Guide View
Western BCI® and Versa-Lam® Install Guide (ltr size) View
Western Commercial Guide View
Western BCI® and Versa-Lam® Builder Guide View
Fire Design and Install Guide View
CODE REPORTS
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ICC-ES Report ESR-1040 Versa-Lam® Laminated Veneer Lumber View
ICC-ES VAR Environmental Report VAR-1017 View
TECH NOTES - GENERAL ENGINEERING
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Weights of Building Materials – GE-1 View
Brick Veneer Support on Wood – GE-2 View
Allowable Fastener Spacing & Design for BCI Joists and VERSA-LAM – GE-3 View
BCI / AJS Joist, VERSA-LAM & BOISE GLULAM Exterior Exposure Policy – GE-4 View
Required Separation Between Garage and Living Space Above – GE-5 View
Designing for Ceramic or Stone Tile Floor Finishes – GE-6 View
Rafter Bracing and Kneewall Loads – GE-8 View
Feet & Inches on a Regular Calculator – GE-9 View
Temperature and Moisture Content of Engineered Wood Products During Manufacturing – GE-10 View
High Slope Roofs – GE-12 View
Flame Spread Classifications and Corresponding Surface Treatments – GE-13 View
Formaldehyde & Engineered Wood Products – GE-15 View
Lateral Bracing of Joists and Beams – GE-16 View
Use of Engineered Wood Products in International Shipping Pallets and Packaging – GE-17 View
Wood Frame Garage Floor Design Guidelines – GE-19 View
Insect-Treated Engineered Wood Products Approved for Hawaii – GE-21 View
Design Load Considerations for Non-Load Bearing Partition Walls in Residental Construction – GE-22 View
Vertical Load Transfer over Bearings within BC FRAMER & BC CALC – GE-23 View
Use of Boise Cascade EWP for Concrete Formwork – GE-24 View
Pressure and Topical Applications and Treatments – GE-25 View
PreserveTech HW / Royal Pacific Industries Insect-Treated Engineered Wood Products for Hawaii – GE-26 View
Electrical Wiring Installation Horizontal Holes – GE-27 View
Installed Damaged Product – GE-28 View
TECH NOTES - VERSA-LAM LVL
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Versa-Lam Allowable Hole Chart – LVL-1 View
Versa-Stud Allowable Nailing and Notching – LVL-2 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply Versa-Lam Beams – LVL-3 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Triple 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL-4 View
Cupping of VERSA-LAM Plies & Beams – LVL-5 View
Requirements for Use of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors with Versa-LAM & Versa-Rim Products – LVL-6 View
Attachment fo Brick Lintel to Versa-Lam Beams – LVL-7 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDS Screws – LVL-8 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with FastenMaster TrussLok Screws – LVL-9 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Double 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL-10 View
Versa-LAM 2.0 3100 Column Table – LVL-11 View
Installation of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors Parallel to Gluelines of Versa-Lam Beams & Columns – LVL-12 View
Versa-LAM 2.0 3100 Column Table (Smaller Depth Columns) – LVL-13 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Quadruple 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL-14 View
Fire Resistance Rating of VERSA-LAM LVL Columns – LVL-15 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDW Strong-Drive Screws – LVL-16 View
Alternate Power and Hand Driven Nailing of Multiple Ply 1 3/4" Wide VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL-17 View
1 1/2" VERSA-LAM 1.7 2650 Joists Residential Floor Span Tables – LVL-18 View
Concentrated Side Load Connection Multiple Ply VL BCCalc – LVL-19 View
VERSA-LAM® Beam Allowable Reactions with End Bevel Cuts – LVL-20 View
Safety Data Sheets
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SDS Engineered Wood Products View
SDS Wood Dust View

Product Literature

PRODUCT/SPECIFIER/TECHNICAL GUIDES
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CANADA ENGLISH Versa-Lam® 2.1E 3100 East Specifier Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Tall Wall Specifier Guide View
CANADA FRENCH Versa-Lam® 2.1E 3100 East Specifier Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Install Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Tall Wall Climatic Data Specifier Guide View
CANADA FRENCH Install Guide View
TECH NOTES - GENERAL ENGINEERING
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Weights of Building Materials– GE(CAN)-1 View
Flame Spread and Fire Endurance: Surface Coatings – GE(CAN)-2 View
Allowable Nail Spacing & Designfor AJS® / BCI® Joists and Versa-L am® LVL – GE(CAN)-3 View
BCI / AJS Joist, VERSA-LAM & BOISE GLULAM Exterior Exposure Policy – GE(CAN)-4 View
Joist Ceiling Framing Over an Indoor Pool – GE(CAN)-5 View
Formaldehyde & Engineered Wood Products – GE(CAN)-15 View
Lateral Bracing of Joists and Beams – GE(CAN)-16 View
Vertical Load Transfer over Bearings within BC FRAMER & BC CALC – GE(CAN)-23 View
Pressure and Topical Applications and Treatments – GE(CAN)-25 View
TECH NOTES - VERSA-LAM LVL
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Versa-Lam Allowable Hole Chart – LVL(CAN)-1 View
Versa-Stud Allowable Nailing and Notching – LVL(CAN)-2 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply Versa-Lam Beams – LVL(CAN)-3 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Triple 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL(CAN)-4 View
Cupping of VERSA-LAM Plies & Beams – LVL(CAN)-5 View
Requirements for Use of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors with Versa-LAM & Versa-Rim Products – LVL(CAN)-6 View
Attachment fo Brick Lintel to Versa-Lam Beams – LVL(CAN)-7 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDS Screws – LVL(CAN)-8 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with FastenMaster TrussLok Screws – LVL(CAN)-9 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Double 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL(CAN)-10 View
Versa-LAM 2.0 3100 Column Table – LVL(CAN)-11 View
Installation of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors Parallel to Gluelines of Versa-Lam Beams & Columns – LVL(CAN)-12 View
Versa-LAM 2.0 3100 Column Table (Smaller Depth Columns) – LVL(CAN)-13 View
Fire Resistance Rating of VERSA-LAM LVL Columns – LVL(CAN)-15 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDW Strong-Drive Screws – LVL(CAN)-16 View
Tall Wall Design Procedures For Versa-Lam LVL – LVL(CAN)-18 View

Product Literature

PRODUCT/SPECIFIER/TECHNICAL GUIDES
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CANADA ENGLISH Versa-Lam® 2.1E 2800 2.1E 3100 West Specifier Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Versa-Lam® 1.8E 2400 1.8E 2650 West Specifier Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Install Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Tall Wall Specifier Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Versa-Lam® 2.3E 3100 West Specifier Guide View
CANADA ENGLISH Tall Wall Climatic Data Specifier Guide View
TECH NOTES - GENERAL ENGINEERING
>
Weights of Building Materials – GE(CAN)-1 View
Flame Spread and Fire Endurance: Surface Coatings – GE(CAN)-2 View
Allowable Nail Spacing & Designfor AJS® / BCI® Joists and Versa-L am® LVL – GE(CAN)-3 View
BCI / AJS Joist, VERSA-LAM & BOISE GLULAM Exterior Exposure Policy – GE(CAN)-4 View
Joist Ceiling Framing Over an Indoor Pool – GE(CAN)-5 View
Formaldehyde & Engineered Wood Products – GE(CAN)-15 View
Lateral Bracing of Joists and Beams – GE(CAN)-16 View
Vertical Load Transfer over Bearings within BC FRAMER & BC CALC – GE(CAN)-23 View
Pressure and Topical Applications and Treatments – GE(CAN)-25 View
TECH NOTES - VERSA-LAM LVL
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Versa-Lam Allowable Hole Chart – LVL(CAN)-1 View
Versa-Stud Allowable Nailing and Notching – LVL(CAN)-2 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply Versa-Lam Beams – LVL(CAN)-3 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Triple 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL(CAN)-4 View
Cupping of VERSA-LAM Plies & Beams – LVL(CAN)-5 View
Requirements for Use of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors with Versa-LAM & Versa-Rim Products – LVL(CAN)-6 View
Attachment fo Brick Lintel to Versa-Lam Beams – LVL(CAN)-7 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDS Screws – LVL(CAN)-8 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams with FastenMaster TrussLok Screws – LVL(CAN)-9 View
Connection of Side Point Loads to Double 1 3/4" VERSA-LAM Beams – LVL(CAN)-10 View
Versa-LAM 2.0 3100 Column Table – LVL(CAN)-11 View
Installation of Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors Parallel to Gluelines of Versa-Lam Beams & Columns – LVL(CAN)-12 View
Versa-LAM 2.0 3100 Column Table (Smaller Depth Columns) – LVL(CAN)-13 View
Fire Resistance Rating of VERSA-LAM LVL Columns – LVL(CAN)-15 View
Connecting Multiple-Ply VERSA-LAM Beams with Simpson Strong-Tie SDW Strong-Drive Screws – LVL(CAN)-16 View
Tall Wall Design Procedures For Versa-Lam LVL – LVL(CAN)-18 View

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Versa-Lam LVL is available at dealers across the United States and Canada.

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