MASS TIMBER CONNECTIONS
The world of Mass Timber has been made possible by advancement in connection design and engineering. This modern library of tools can be readily adapted in many jurisdictions where they have proven test reports to accompany the design values. These specialty connections started with new methods for fabricating screws which allowed much larger shear and pullout strengths. Moving from this engineers were able to design proprietary, cost effective and simple to use hidden specialty connections.
MODERN TIMBER SCREWS
Modern timber screws allow high load values and be used in tension and compression within the members. By inserting the screws in a specific pattern desired yielding methods can be achieved.