Project contact is Jialin Li at the University of Alberta (Canada)
An increasingly popular composite floor system consists of a Mass Timber Panel (MTP) connected to a concrete slab or topping with mechanical connectors such as Self-Tapping Screws (STS) and a sound insulation layer in between. The concrete topping provides not only structural functions, but also help to enhance acoustic and fire performances. To facilitate the design of these floor systems that meet the criteria of strength, deflection, vibration, acoustics, and fire, pre-determined allowable spans in the format of a table will be beneficial. This report presents the procedure to develop a span table showing allowable spans for specific combinations of timber panel size and grade, concrete thickness, and connection properties.