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 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.