Using a professionally designed EWP floor package is a quick, easy and efficient method for your commercial or residential build. EWP is a higher quality product than traditional lumber because it offers consistency in strength and quality that’s only found in manmade products.
Our I-joists, LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams, and rim board are backed by our professional design team. Each floor package comes with detailed layouts that are custom designed to your exact needs. Final design layouts from BuilderUp help you save time and eliminate waste; they come clearly marked with color coding and easy-to-follow cut layouts. Layouts incorporate steel, I-joist, LVL, and trusses on one page where applicable.
Additionally, we can provide 3D digital models of each project, so you can load plans from anywhere on your smart phone or tablet. Installation couldn’t be easier, and our design team is available for any questions or concerns you may have: 410-618-3100.
See an example of a complete floor package here.
Engineered wood I-joists are top and bottom flanges linked in an “I” shape by an oriented strand board (OSB). The pre-fabrication makes for a strong, yet lightweight alternative to other joist options. Engineered wood I-joists are primarily used in residential floor framing but can be used for roof framing as well.
I-joists are perfect for long spans, including continuous spans over intermediate supports. Because I-joists are straight and true, it’s easier for builders to avoid crowning and maintain a level framing surface.
Builderup stocks different depths and lengths ranging from 16 foot to 44 foot. Cut plans include detailed cutting instructions to maximize your usage and eliminate waste. With our jobsite package we also include manufacturers specifications for drilling holes for duct work, plumbing pipe and electrical wiring.
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a structural composite lumber that is pre-manufactured by bonding multiple layers of thin wood together under heat and pressure to create a structurally superior board. LVL’s are typically used as headers and beams but can be useful in many other structural capacities. LVL beams are stronger and carry heavier loads, allowing for greater spans than conventional lumber. Our LVL beams are available in the most popular sizes, but we can custom cut LVL down to the nearest even 2’ increment. We also carry all the accessories needed such as joist hangers.
Rim board is an OSB product that is perfect for perimeter framing and load transfer. It’s the engineered wood component that fills the space between the sill plate and bottom plate of a wall or, in second floor construction, between the top plate and bottom plate of the two wall sections. Rim board is dimensionally stable and resistant to shrinking and warping. It’s a low-cost way to deliver the structure your project needs.