Timber Joint Technology - S&P Software Consulting + Solutions GmbH
We have a comprehensive knowledge to support the development of software solutions for the construction and reinforcement of timber structures. Our software ensures compliance with European codes, approvals and assessments. Our software solutions support civil engineers during design of different cases of application, and when ordering fasteners and connectors.
In timber construction a multitude of possibilities exist for the connection of different materials. Carpenter-based connections like dovetail grooves or cones are constantly replaced by connections with construction screws which are easier and cheaper achievable. Software modules for the design of main and secondary beam connections, shear connections, and prefabricated structures are equally possible as are modules for the design of abutments in need of repair.
Structural timber screws and be used in areas subjected to transversal shear pull (notches, openings, shear reinforcement) as well as in areas with extended requirements regarding transverse compression (support reinforcement). Suitable screw connections can be used for beam doubling, rafter reinforcement, or lateral beam reinforcement when utilisation requirements to timber ceilings are changed.
Complete systems like on-rafter-insultions on roofs or facades as well as timber-concrete composite systems are usually regulated by individual approvals. Software aided optimisation of connector distances is essential in order to supply competitive design suggestions. Integrated multiple design options help determine the most cost-efficient configuration within seconds.