Self-tapping screws are the primary fasteners in modern mass timber buildings. Read the second part of the series in the February 2021 edition of STRUCTURE Magazine, co-authored by Dr. Alexander Salenikovich (University of Laval) and David Moses (MSE). Part 2 introduces the reader to glued-in rods (GIR) and the components making up these joints.
Click here for the original article or here for the digital publication.
Click here for Part One which explores the advantages of inclined screws and applications beyond traditional wood fasteners.
The upcoming Part 3 will summarize design guidelines for the GIR connections.