Structural Screw Connection Design Guide

Maximizing the potential of mass timber construction depends on selecting the right connections. As modern techniques in this field continue to advance, there is a surging demand for new fastening technology. The Structural Screw Connection Design Guide shows you why self-tapping screws (STSs) are an ideal companion to cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam), and other modern engineered timber products through its tabulated design values and helpful illustrations. It provides cost-efficient fastening solutions for the most widely used screw connections, including surface spline joints and half-lap joints, as well as panel-to-panel, panel-to-beam, post-to-beam, ledger-to-wall, floor-to-wall, and steel-to-wood connections. Additionally, this guide offers valuable insights into fastening solutions for connections within light-frame wood systems.

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Cost-Efficient Connecting Solutions

Find a diverse range of predesigned connections covering the most commonly encountered mass timber connection configurations, such as panel-to-panel, panel-to-beam, post-to-beam, floor-to-wall, and steel-to-wood connections.

Connections That Meet Your Needs

However big or small your expected loads are, we provide the right connecting solutions to help you design more efficiently. Our tabulated design values consider various parameters, including load relation to grain and ply orientation, loading scenarios, panel thickness, engineered wood product type, wood species, and more!

A 2-in-1 Package

The Structural Screw Connection Design Guide pairs especially well with our Structural Screw Catalog, creating the perfect reference tool for designing mass timber connections with our fasteners. The Structural Screw Connection Design Guide offers pre-engineered, cost-efficient solutions for a wide variety of mass timber and light-frame connections commonly found in the industry. The Structural Screw Catalog, on the other hand, is a do-it-yourself guide that gives you the flexibility to design any connection you may need.

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