Self-tapping screws are the primary fasteners in modern mass timber buildings. Read the third part of the series in the May 2021 edition of STRUCTURE Magazine, co-authored by Dr. Alexander Salenikovich (University of Laval) and David Moses (MSE). Part 3 summarizes design criteria for glued-in rod (GIR) connections.
Click here for Part One which explores the advantages of inclined screws and applications beyond traditional wood fasteners.
Click here for Part Two introduces the reader to glued-in rods (GIR) and the components making up these joints.