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    Author(s): Mohammad Mohammad; Bradford Douglas; Douglas Rammer; Steven E. Pryor
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed.; 2013; 59 p.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    The light weight of cross-laminated timber (CLT) products combined with the high level of prefabrication involved, in addition to the need to provide wood-based alternative products and systems to steel land concrete, have significantly contributed to the development of CLT products and systems, especially in mid-rise buildings (5 to 9 stories). While this product is well-established in Europe, work on the implementation of CLT products and systems has just begun in the United States and Canada. The structural efficiency of the floor system acting as a diaphragm and that of walls in resisting lateral loads depends on the efficiency of the fastening systems and connection details used to interconnect individual panels and assemblies together. A combination of metal brackets/plates and self-tapping screws or long self-tapping screws are typically recommended by the CLT manufacturers and are commonly used for connecting panels to panels in floors and floor-to-wall assemblies. However, there are other types of traditional and innovative fasteners and fastening systems that can be used efficiently in CLT assemblies.

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    Mohammad, Mohammad; Douglas, Bradford; Rammer, Douglas; Pryor, Steven E. 2013. Chapter 5: Connections Connections in cross-laminated timber buildings. In: CLT handbook: cross-laminated timber / edited by Erol Karacabeyli, Brad Douglas. -- U. S. ed.; 2013; 59 p.


    Cross Laminated Timber, Connection, building design

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