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The Prolam Specifier
Description

The Prolam Specifier is an efficient and reliable tool for designing structural timber elements. It covers a wide range of most common structural members. The specifier allows users to effortlessly design members with spans and loaded dimensions beyond the scope of NZS3604.

Key Features
  • Well designed and functional, built with a fast and reliable new 'code'
  • Professionally designed for ultimate user experience
  • Optimized for mobile
  • Clear quality content
  • Training is available just contact us to get the best out of your specifier.
  • Generates PS1 Certificate
Categories
Structural Timber
Scope of Use

The Prolam Specifier is an efficient and reliable tool for designing structural timber elements. It covers a wide range of most common structural members, including:

  • Lintels in different configurations such as lintels supporting girder trusses, ridge beams, attic trusses, and cantilever lintels for corner windows
  • Roof framing members such as ridge beams, rafters, and verandah beams
  • Floor Framing members such as deck bearers, floor beams, deck Joists and floor joists
  • Bracing and non-bracing posts for decks, carports, and verandahs

The specifier allows users to effortlessly design members with spans and loaded dimensions beyond the scope of NZS3604. Additionally, users can adjust different parameters affecting the design of the members to ensure specified members match the exact project parameters and pick the most efficient options.

The bracing post calculators make it possible to create stand-alone or attached decks, carports, and verandahs without needing additional means of bracing required by NZS3604 which could negatively affect the project's aesthetic and function

Limitations on Use

Any specifications beyond the Specifier can be calculated by Prolam's engineer. Click the Product Enquires button or link to email him.

In-Service History

The original specifier was launched in 2014, the current version was launched in 2021.

Other Performance Attributes

"The ease of using the prolam programme makes specifying a quality product to match clients expectations a no brainer" — Shaun, Specifier

"I find Prolam Specifier very useful when designing more specialised beams outside of the scope of our truss programme. Such as decks, verandahs, carports, Garage Lintels under Attics, and lintels where I'm limited for height." — Hamish, Specifier

"First off, this is our first time using your Prolam Specifier Program. So far we are really pleased at the ability to specify structural elements outside of 3604. For small residential jobs this is amazing because it means we do not always have to get a structural engineer on board!" — Simon, Specifier

"I use the specifier for every building consent to provide the matching documentation to council regardless if we know what beam to use" — Rosie, Specifier

Documents
Structural Timber Guide 2023
Specify: Prolam Specifier Online
Prolam Product List 2023
Email Prolam Engineer

For 20 years, Prolam has been a proud manufacturer of New Zealand structural laminated posts and beams.

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