Column Bears with Adjustable Standoff Base
Column bears on custom steel standoff assembly consisting of upper bearing assembly and an embed plate separated by a standoff. Upper bearing assembly consists of two steel plates separated by grout and connected with threaded rod for adjustable elevation. Upper bearing assembly is positively connected to column with epoxied rods or partially-threaded screws.
Purpose: Transfer of vertical load from wood column to concrete.
- Capacity of connection is dependent on parallel-to-grain capacity of the column bearing on the plate.
- Upper bearing plates may be below base of column, so that routing base of column is not required, if aesthetically acceptable.
- Standoff allows for architectural finishes and elevates base of column to reduce exposure to potential moisture sources.
- Class 2
- Load High
- Cost $$$
- Constructability Moderate
- Fire Rating III