The BRANZ Lintels and Beams Calculator is an online, interactive program to help designers select lintels and beams for timber-framed buildings within the scope of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings.
This bulletin describes the scope of the calculator, which will give design options for lintels supporting:
The calculator will also give design options for veranda beams, ridge and roof beams, floor beams supporting joists of an upper floor and deck bearers.
The bulletin also gives a step-by-step explanation of how to use the calculator as well as the basis of beam calculations.
Publication date: June 2012 Keywords: framing, roof, steel, timber