Join Timber Design Society for their 3rd webinar in the series, Timber connections with engineered wood screws, presented by Justin Brown.
Engineered wood screws, also referred to as self-tapping screws, are the most popular fastener used in timber construction. When optimized primarily for axial loading, they can offer one effective solution to meet strength and stiffness demands.
This webinar provides an overview of engineered wood screws properties, applications in timber connections, and considerations for design. Engineered wood screws have distinct differences to traditional wood screws and coach screws which are currently referenced in the NZS 3603 Timber Structures Standard. Their high yield strength, thread pitch and length (for some application over the full length), and large range of diameters, lengths, and head types provide many advantages. The webinar will present state-of-the-art design considerations for Engineered wood screws based on recent research.
Justin Brown is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Canterbury working under the primary supervision of Associate Professor Minghao Li. His research is focused on the performance of CLT core-wall systems and CLT connections. In this regard, Justin has researched the seismic performance and design of CLT connections with self-tapping screws.
Before starting his Ph.D. in 2017, Justin worked on several multi-storey timber buildings across North America as a design engineer at StructureCraft Builders in Vancouver, Canada. He is also currently a co-editor of the New Zealand Timber Design Society Journal.