Glulam Beam Installation Cost


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

Unit Size

One lineal foot of beam length.

Labor Costs

We figure one carpenter hour for every 40 feet of beam placement, plus some unskilled labor.

Material Costs

One foot of glulam beam (1 3/4" x16").

Suggested Quantity

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

Source of Construction Pricing

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

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

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.

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 practical to enter them all into Goldenseal. Instead, use the "just one project" approach so you can just fetch beam pricing when you need it, and enter it into the project estimates for just the project where it will be used.

Places Included

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


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