Column Bears with Knife Plate
Column bears on custom steel connection consisting of a knife and bearing plate. Knife plate is positively connected to column with dowel-type fasteners. Bearing plate is connected to concrete with post-installed anchors. Grout is provided below bearing plate for elevation control.
Purpose: Transfer of vertical load from wood column to concrete.
- Capacity of connection is dependent on parallel-to-grain capacity of the column.
- Vertical kerf in column for knife plate may be visible.
- Class 2
- Load High
- Cost $
- Constructability Easy
- Fire Rating III