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Title: Chapter 5: Connections Connections in cross-laminated timber buildings

Source: In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed.; 2013; 59 p.

Author(s)Mohammad, Mohammad; Douglas, Bradford; Rammer, Douglas; Pryor, Steven E.

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-3B

Abstract: The light weight of cross-laminated timber (CLT) products combined with the high level of prefabrication involved, in addition to the need to provide wood-based alternative products and systems to steel land concrete, have significantly contributed to the development of CLT products and systems, especially in mid-rise buildings (5 to 9 stories). While this product is well-established in Europe, work on the implementation of CLT products and systems has just begun in the United States and Canada. The structural efficiency of the floor system acting as a diaphragm and that of walls in resisting lateral loads depends on the efficiency of the fastening systems and connection details used to interconnect individual panels and assemblies together. A combination of metal brackets/plates and self-tapping screws or long self-tapping screws are typically recommended by the CLT manufacturers and are commonly used for connecting panels to panels in floors and floor-to-wall assemblies. However, there are other types of traditional and innovative fasteners and fastening systems that can be used efficiently in CLT assemblies.

Keywords: Cross Laminated Timber; Connection; building design

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 3,627 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/25/2014

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RITS Product ID: 68021
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer

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