American Society of Civil Engineers


Connection System of Massive Timber Elements Used in Horizontal Slabs of Hybrid Tall Buildings


by Andi Asiz, (corresponding author), M.ASCE, (Research Scientist/Associate, Hybrid Construction Research Group, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada. E-mail: aasiz@unb.ca) and Ian Smith, F.ASCE, (Professor, Hybrid Construction Research Group, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada.)

Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 11, November 2011, pp. 1390-1393, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000363)

     Access full text
     Purchase Subscription
     Permissions for Reuse  

Document type: Technical Note
Abstract: This paper discusses connections between Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) floor slabs and steel framework of hybrid tall buildings. Using the example of a 24-story building analysis, it is shown that such connections can be made using simple fasteners like large screws to enforce efficient diaphragm action in the critical case of CLT slabs subjected to lateral seismic or wind events. Results of laboratory tests on connections between CLT slabs and structural steel members are presented to prove this.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Connections
Wood structures
Laminated materials
Steel
High-rise buildings
Slabs

Author Keywords:
Connections
Cross-laminated-timber
Steel
Hybrid tall buildings