- July 10 2019
- 12:00pm-1:00pm Central
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Timber-Concrete Composite Floor Technology: Research, Design and Implementation
Timber-concrete composite floor technology is catching on in North America as a high-performance solution for long spans in commercial and industrial buildings. 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
Peggi Clouston, PEng, MASc, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Dr. Clouston has been working in the field of timber engineering for almost 30 years. As an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, she teaches structural timber design and material mechanics to students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. Author of more than 80 publications, she conducts research on the structural behavior and efficient use of mass timber and bio-based composite materials. Current research topics include: cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels from low-value eastern wood species, wood-concrete composite floor systems, computational modeling of structural composite lumber, and laminated veneer bamboo connections. Dr. Clouston has been a registered professional engineer (EGBC) since 1992. She is Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering and serves on numerous federal peer review panels and committees.
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