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New Connector Solutions! MTC Tension Straps

We are excited to officially announce the release of 2 new products, both joining MTC Solutions’ connectors line up: the MTS-i 30 and the MTS-i 40!! They will join our Mass ...

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R&D News – ASSY VG RH, 14 mm Diameter Fastener Under ICC Testing

MTC Solutions’ Fastener line is about to receive a band new ICC-approved family member, the ASSY VG Reverse Head [RH] screws! The ASSY VG RH are self-tapping wood screws ...

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Tips & Tricks; What Are the Benefits of Pre-Drilling?

MTC partners often ask questions about the necessity, benefits and differences between pilot & predrilled holes when installing structural self-tapping screws. As their ...

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Can the RICON S VS and GIGANT Systems Resist Uplift Forces?

MTC Solutions beam hanger systems are complete pre-engineered solutions available in a variety of capacities to meet the needs of any building project. These beam hanger ...

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ASSY Self-Tapping Screws Geometry Requirements, Part 2

MTC Solutions’ design guides contain all the requirements for designers to properly detail connections, ensuring that stresses are safely transmitted without causing wood ...

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ASSY Self-Tapping Screws Geometry Requirements, Part 1

MTC Solutions’ design guides contain all the requirements for designers to properly detail connections, ensuring that stresses are safely transmitted without causing wood ...

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RICON XL Connector Relocation Method

MTC Solutions beam hanger systems provide high-capacity connections that add value to building projects by simplifying the design, detailing and installation process. The Beam ...

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How to Calculate the Factored Resistance of Inclined Screw Connections in Canada

ASSY self-tapping screws are widely used in mass timber applications including lateral connections. Connections using self-tapping screws loaded laterally include but are not ...

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MTC’s Beam Hanger System Applications

MTC Solutions beam hanger systems are complete pre-engineered solutions available in a variety of capacities to meet the needs of any building project. These beam hanger ...

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Safety Regulations for Element Rigging

Specific guidelines are set in both Canada and the USA for safe rigging of construction elements. These guidelines are included in health and safety regulations of each ...

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How to Calculate the Factored Resistance of Inclined Screw Connections in the USA

ASSY self-tapping screws are widely used in mass timber applications including lateral connections. Connections using self-tapping screws loaded laterally include but are not ...

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How to Install MTC’s Beam Hanger System – MEGANT

This blog post offers designers and installers several tips on properly installing the MEGANT beam hanger connector that uses ICC-ESR approved ASSY VG CSK self-tapping screws. ...

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