Composite Concrete-CLT Floor Systems for Tall Building Design

Project Lead: Christopher Higgins

This project will optimize the strength, stiffness, vibration characteristics, and acoustic qualities of cross-laminated floor systems utilizing a composite concrete and cross-laminated timber product. This project includes development, testing and optimization of an economical shear connector (to connect the CLT panel to the concrete slab) that will be compared with existing screw and steel plate solutions. The resulting prototype floor system will be tested at full scale.