Beam Bears on Steel Bearing Seat with Knife Plates on Column
Mass timber beam is connected to mass timber column with a custom-fabricated steel connection consisting of bearing plates for both the beam and column. Knife plates are provided in the steel connection at both bearing plates. Beam bears on bearing plate and is positively connected to steel knife plate with dowel-type fasteners. Connector bears on column with stiffened plate and is fastened with partially-threaded screws.