Can the Ricon®️ S VS and Gigant Systems Resist Uplift Forces?

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<span>The RICON®️ S VS and GIGANT pre-engineered beam hangers are designed so that the beams are simply lowered into place during construction. To ...

What Is ISO 50001?

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has awarded SWG ASSY®️ screws with ISO 50001 certification. <br>

Are Self-Tapping Screws Recognized in the Building Codes?

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Some conventional fasteners types, such as nails, bolts, and lag screws, have a devoted section in the building codes devoted to design procedures....

Can We Add up Force Contributions from Inclined Screws and 90° Shear Screws?

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<span>When installing inclined fasteners, fasteners driven in at 90° to the shear plane are sometimes installed prior to inclined fasteners to ensu...

What Is the Rope Effect and Is It Considered in Connection Design Approaches in North America?

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The rope effect (or “string effect”) describes an additional strengthening component caused by the axial capacity of laterally loaded dowel-type fa...

Which Drill Should Be Used to Install Assy Fasteners?

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ASSY fasteners need capable equipment in order to be installed, as for longer fasteners significant torque can develop.

Which Diameter Do I Enter into the Yield Model Equations?

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Self tapping screws have up to 3 diameters: the outside thread diameter (D), the smooth shank diameter (Ds), and the minor (or “root”) diameter (Dm).

Can Megant Connectors Be Tightened from Below?

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Whether the secondary beam is installed with the crane from the side, from above or from below, Megant installation instructions show the threaded ...

Can Knapp Beam Hangers Be Welded to Steel?

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Knapp RICON S VS beam hangers with welded collar bolts can be welded to steel for the purpose of hanging wood beams to steel columns or girders.

Do Group Effects Apply to Fasteners Loaded in Withdrawal?

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NDS 2015 and CSA O86 do not include group action factors for fasteners loaded in withdrawal. European timber design models, however, account for gr...

Is Pre-Drilling Required For Inclined Screw Applications?

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When fully threaded screws are inclined to the wood surface, additional measures may be required in order for the screw tips to bite into the wood ...

How Can I Reduce Connection Geometry Requirements For ASSY® Self Tapping Screws?

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Self-tapping screws require larger relative geometry requirements than bolts or lag screws, but these can be reduced.

Can Screw Heads Be Left Exposed in Fire Rated Connections?

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Exposed screws create a thermal bridge to the inner core of wood members and leave screws vulnerable to damage.

How Much Do ASSY® Screws Cost Compared to Lag Screws?

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Cost comparison between different fastening technologies must consider the entire picture to have any relevance. A fastener-to-fastener cost compar...

Can European Design Values Be Used in North America?

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EC5, the NDS, and CSA O86 are based on different design approaches which means that characteristic/reference/basic design values cannot be applied ...

Can ASSY® Screws Be Considered “Wood Screws” for the Purpose of Lateral Connection Design? (Canadian)

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Evaluation report CCMC 13677-R for ASSY® screws specifies that lateral resistance of ASSY® screws in timber is to be calculated using CSA O86 Claus...

Which Size Fastener Should I Use for Lateral Connection Design?

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Single shear connection design procedures in both the NDS and CSA O86 are based on the "European Yield Model" which assigns the least of six possib...

What Is the Cost Comparison Between ASSY A2 Stainless Steel Screws and Regular ASSY Carbon Steel Screws?

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Corrosion-free stainless steel screws are roughly 1.5 to 3 times the price of their regular carbon steel counterparts.

Can Ricon® Beam Hangers Be Used to Connect Joists to Headers at Skewed Angles?

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RICON beam hangers are usually used to connect joists to girders at 90° horizontal angles. Generally, a RICON plate attaches to a joist with the sc...

Can Regular Carbon Steel Screws Be Used in a Sheltered, Outdoor Applications?

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Regular ASSY® carbon steel screws are intended for use in dry service conditions only, while corrosion-free ASSY® A2 stainless steel screws are sui...

How Is the Wood Cover for Fire Protection Calculated for Concealed Beam Hangers?

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Part 3 of Technical Report No.10 (TR 10), “Calculating the Fire Resistance of Exposed Wood Members” by the AWC contains design procedures relevant ...

Are ASSY Carbon Steel Screws Available in a Hot-Dip Galvanized Option?

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ASSY carbon steel screws are galvanized with a 5-8μm thick coating of either blue passivated zinc or yellow chromate, and are suitable for use in d...

How Do ASSY FWH (Flat Washer Head) Screws Compare to ASSY SK Screws?

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ASSY FWH screws combine the pulling power of a washer-head screw (like the SK) with a clean finish of a countersunk head screw (like the ECOFAST). ...

Can ASSY Carbon Steel Fasteners Be Used in Wet Service Conditions?

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While ASSY A2 Stainless Steel screws are suitable for wet service conditions, the use of CLT in wet service conditions, however, is generally restr...