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Title: Moment Connections for Wood Deck

You might try timber rivets into framing hangers. Here's a link to our eCourses section:

Check out the Connections eCourse (DES 110) for additional ideas.



John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
Director, Technical Media
AF&PA/American Wood Council
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-463-2769
F: 202-463-2791
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the wood products division of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). AWC develops internationally recognized standards for wood design and construction. Its efforts with building codes and standards, engineering and research, and technology transfer ensure proper application for engineered and traditional wood products.

The guidance provided herein is not a formal interpretation of any AF&PA standard.  Interpretations of AF&PA standards are only available through a formal process outlined in AF&PA's standards development procedures.


From: "Gary Hodgson & Associates" <ghodgson(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Moment Connections for Wood Deck
I am designing a wood deck for a house not much smaller than the Taj
Mahal ;) The wood deck is 46' long x 20' wide x 13' high and must be
completely free-standing. I am having some problems with coming up
with decent moment connections. The owner does not want any knee- braces as they will hinder his view from the lower floor.

Any help list members can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Gary Hodgson,
Niagara Falls, ON