Slide 21 of 45
- Now we will discuss particular connections, moving from the top of the building to the bottom.
- Connections at top plates
- Top Plates:
- Walls built today usually have doubled top plates on which the roof, ceiling or floor framing above rests.
- On some older buildings, only a single top plate was installed.
- Best way to do this is to use framing anchor clips
- In retrofit work, it is difficult to determine if there is sufficient existing toe-nailing
- For this reason, metal right angle clips (framing clips) should be nailed into the top plate(s) and the rim joist or blocking.
- This will strengthen the shear connection between the floor framing and the shear wall below.
- These shear connections should be installed at the required spacing along the entire length of the wall.
- Spacing depends on clip and design