Discover the HTS Beam by Twin River Beam
HTS Beams are constructed with glue laminated lumber flanges connected with a thin wall corrugated steel web, which creates a unique synergy in hybrid technology. All HTS Beams are designed specific to your project and in accordance with your specific requirements. These are designed to replace I Joist, Trusses, Engineered Wood beams and other normal forms of wood construction.
Long spans, low depth vs capacity ratios, ease of use and economy are all reliable arguments for the use of the HTS Beam in various construction projects.
Innovated technology providing new solutions for the construction industry.
The HTS Beam may be used for the following applications:
Floor systems · Flat, Mono Pitch or Purlin Roof systems · Wall Studs or Posts · Headers and light beams
The HTS Beam can be used for the following structures:
Residential · Commercial · Industrial · Agricultural
HTS Beams – The Intelligent Solution in Construction
Facts at a glance:
Lightweight and easy to use · Straight and dimensionally stable · Strong and Stiff – low depth vs capacity ratio · Durable · Environmentally Friendly – low material use · Economical · Energy Efficient · Aesthetically Pleasing
Hybrid Technology – Combining the best technology Available
The HTS beams are lightweight and easy to install using common installation details. Beams are designed and manufactured specifically for your project. The team at Twin River Beam will design, quote, manufacture and deliver HTS Beams to your project specifications.
All beams are cut to length, however may be cut with a common circular saw should job-site modifications be required. Holes may be drilled thru the web to accommodate electrical and plumbing requirements.
*The combination of these properties is not offered by any other I-beam system.*
The HTS Beams are manufactured using Machine Stress Rated (MSR) lumber flanges, finger jointed and glue laminated in a variety of thicknesses and widths. Wood is excellent for both the transfer and absorption of forces in the direction of the fibres. All finger jointed or finger jointed and glue laminated flanges (heavy flanges) are sized to exacting finished dimensions after manufacture.
The use of MSR Lumber with the above construction techniques provides tested reliability, exceptionally strong and stiff, dimensionally stable flanges.
The heart and soul of the HTS Beam is the corrugated steel web and resulting semi resilient web / flange connection. The shear flow between the flanges is transferred in a perfect manner by one or two parallel webs and the web / flange connection absorbs forces caused by vibration.
The combination of the laminated (heavy) flanges, corrugated metal web and semi resilient web / flange connection provides the best load capacity vs depth of beam ratio in the industry. The long spans achievable reduce the requirements for foundations and mid-bearing beams or walls.
The HTS Beam is Environmentally Friendly. The small flange section combined with the thin wall steel web optimizes the usage of material vs the load capacity of the beam. The combination of lumber flanges and the semi resilient web / flange connection reduces noise transfer thru floor or wall systems. This same combination resists vibration forces associated with earthquakes.
The HTS beam may be used with all code approved built up fire or sound assemblies.
Flanges are constructed with MSR2100 rated lumber finger jointed and glue laminated.
The corrugated metal web is manufactured from hot-dipped galvanized steel sheets, Z 275 coating grade equivalent to G-90 grade, that are 0.5 mm thick and conforms to En 10326 and equivalent to ASTM A 635, Grade 550 (MPA), equivalent to Grade 80 (Ksi). The metal web penetrates a minimum of 20 mm into the wood flange
Beams lengths to 80’-0”
Beam depths 7.25” to 22”
Flange depths 1.375” to 4.125”
Flange widths 3.4375” to 5.4375”
Beam weight 2.75 to 12.5 lbs per lin. ft.