Self-tapping screws are the primary fasteners in modern mass timber buildings. Learn more in the August 2020 edition of STRUCTURE Magazine, co-authored by Dr. Alexander Salenikovich (University of Laval), Marcel Hong (MSE) and David Moses (MSE). The article explores the advantages of inclined screws and applications beyond traditional wood fasteners. The article also provides design and manufacturing considerations along with information on current building code requirements in the United States and Canada.
“I hope this article helps readers find missing information on mass timber connections for their mass timber projects.” – Marcel Hong, EIT