Timber-concrete composite floor technology is catching on in North America as a high-performance solution for long spans in commercial and industrial buildings.

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Comprised of timber beams or panels that are joined to a concrete slab by shear connectors, the resulting composite floor can be substantially stiffer and stronger than non-composite systems. This presentation will provide an overview of the evolution of shear connectors for these floor systems, discuss best practices and design guidelines for some commercially available connectors, and present a case study of the new Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which features what is currently North America’s largest application of this technology.

Date: July 10 2019

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Central

Cost: Free