Gusset Plates (G-Series & GP-Series)

G-Series™ Punched Gusset Plate

Prepunched gusset plates for easier and faster attachments

G-Series™ Punched gusset plates are multipurpose connectors used in a variety of framing connections including roof framing, header framing and shear wall applications. Adapts to varying construction tolerances and to multiple configurations.

  • Multihole shapes for proper fastening to achieve desired performance criteria
  • Eliminates angled cutting
  • Mill-certified 50 ksi steel

 

 

Product Data & Ordering Information

Gauge: 18 gauge (43 mils)
Design Thickness: 0.0451 inches (1.146mm)

Gauge: 16 gauge (54 mils)
Design Thickness: 0.0566 inches (1.438mm)

Gauge: 14 gauge (68 mils)
Design Thickness: 0.0713 inches (1.811mm)

Coating: G90 (Z275) hot-dipped galvanized coating
               18 gauge Mill-certified SS Grade 33 ksi (230 MPa)

Yield Strength: 14 & 16 gauge Mill-certified SS Grade
                         50 ksi (340 MPa)

ASTM: A 653/A 653M

 

Installation

As specified by design.

 

GP-Series™ UNPunched Gusset Plate

Unpunched Gusset Plates are used in conjunction with X-bracing in load-bearing shear wall assemblies to resist racking under wind and seismic loads.

Gusset Plates and diagonal tension strapping components are used in combination to provide shear wall (racking restraint) for light-gauge load-bearing framing under wind and seismic loads. They are normally installed on both sides of the wall directly over the framing members and are easily covered with facing materials.

  • Provides racking restraint
  • Used in shear wall assemblies
  • Resist uplift and shear forces

CAUTION: Racking loads are first transferred to the roof or floor decking and then to the shear walls (X-bracing or Tension Strapping). The X-bracing then relies on a proper anchorage to the foundation to resist uplift and shear forces. In order for the system to function properly, the load path from the roof or floor deck to the shear walls to the foundation must be complete. This normally requires additional bracing, blocking, track and rim splices, drag struts, uplift anchors and heavy-duty foundations.

 

Installation

Straps are positioned diagonally from the bottom track to the top track. In order to resist load in each direction, an X-configuration should be used. At a minimum, double studs are positioned at ends of the X-brace to serve as compression studs. Straps are either attached directly to the compression studs or are attached via gusset plates. Compression studs must be anchored to the foundation, normally with ClarkDietrich Holdowns. For multistory construction, the uplift loads can be extremely high. It is recommended that you enlist the services of a qualified professional engineer to verify the applicability of the system selected.

 

Unpunched Gusset Plates are also used to facilitate connections
between chord members for in-plane framing.

Gusset Plates and diagonal tension strapping components are used in conjunction with X-bracing in load-bearing shear wall assemblies to resist racking under wind and seismic loads. They are normally installed on both sides of the wall directly over the framing members and are easily covered with facing materials.

  • Provides racking restraint
  • Used in shear wall assemblies
  • Resist uplift and shear forces

 

Installation

Straps are positioned diagonally from the bottom track to the top track. In order to resist load in each direction, an X-configuration should be used. At a minimum, double studs are positioned at ends of the X-brace to serve as compression studs. Straps are either attached directly to the compression studs or are attached via gusset plates.  Compression studs must be anchored to the foundation, normally with ClarkDietrich Holdowns. For multi-story construction, the uplift loads can be extremely high. It is recommended that you enlist the services of a qualified professional engineer to verify the applicability of the system selected.