Beam is connected to steel knife plate with dowel-type fasteners. Knife plate is connected to embed plate.
Purpose: Transfer of vertical load from beam to wall.
Capacity of connection is dependent on fastener shear capacity.
Consider eccentricity of beam loading.
At dowel connection, designer should account for shrinkage of beam with appropriate dowel location and spacing. Refer to APA EWS T300 Glulam Connection Details Construction Guide for additional information.
Knife plate kerf may be full height of beam and will be visible.
Beam cannot be disconnected from rigging until connected to knife plate.