Glulam Beam Installation Cost


Framing estimating unit cost for installing a glulam (glue laminated) structural beam.

Unit Size

One twenty-foot structural beam.

Labor Costs

We figure 1/2 skilled hour and 1/10 unskilled hour to place each beam.

Material Costs

One glulam beam (1 3/4" x16" 20 feet).

Suggested Quantity

No suggested quantity. Enter the total number of beams required.

Source of Construction Pricing

Labor costs are based on crew timing and job cost data from several remodeling projects.

This cost is based on a 1 3/4" x16" x 20 feet beam simply because that is the first structural glulam beam we ended up installing when we first developed the cost database for Turtle Creek Construction.

NOTE-- We have two options for beam installations-- this assembly for each beam, and one cost per foot of beam. You can use whichever seems the most practical for your installation.

If you use some other beam size frequently, set up a Cost Item for each beam and an Assembly for its installation.

If you use other beam sizes for just one project, enter this item into an estimate as an Assembly Labor item-- that way it will include the labor cost for the beam installation without the material cost. List the beams as a Material Unlisted line item in the estimate.

HINT-- Since there are many size of glulam beams, it's probably not worth trying to have them all in Goldenseal. Instead, use the "just one project" approach so you can just type in beam material prices for each job.

Places Included

Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File.


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