Bridging Termination Clip (BTC3,BTC4,BTC6)

U-Channel Lateral Bracing Clip

The ClarkDietrich Bridging Termination clip is used to secure U-Channel or Cold Rolled Channel (CRC) to structural wall studs when used in load-bearing or curtain wall applications. (loads for structural stud gauges of 20, 18, 16, 14 & 12).  The BTC’s unique design allows for quicker installation in end-of-wall conditions.

The BTC is a stiffened, G90 galvanized steel clip that's tested and designed to facilitate rapid, efficient installation of 1-1/2" U-Channel lateral bracing for exterior curtain wall framing, load-bearing walls or high interior partitions constructed of structural studs.

BTC clips are fastened using #8 self-drilling screws; 2 screws between clip and U-channel and 2 screws between clip and stud flanges. Design loads & tables can be found attached to the submittals found below:

The BTC clips are designed to be used with 3-5/8”, 4” or 6” structural studs only.

U.S. Patent No. D820,664
 

Product Data & Ordering Information

Click the below Product Code to view Submittal Datasheet
 

For 3-5/8" Studs:

Product code Mils Gauge Yield Strength Design thickness (in) Min. thickness (in) Packaging pcs./bucket
BTC3-43 43 18 50ksi 0.0451 0.0428 100
BTC3-54 54 16 50ksi 0.0566 0.0538 100
BTC3-68 68 14 50ksi 0.0713 0.0677 100

For 4" Studs:

Product code Mils Gauge Yield Strength Design thickness (in) Min. thickness (in) Packaging pcs./bucket
BTC4-43 43 18 50ksi 0.0451 0.0428 100
BTC4-54 54 16 50ksi 0.0566 0.0538 100
BTC4-68 68 14 50ksi 0.0713 0.0677 100

For 6" Studs:

Product code Mils Gauge Yield Strength Design thickness (in) Min. thickness (in) Packaging pcs./bucket
BTC6-43 43 18 50ksi 0.0451 0.0428 50
BTC6-54 54 16 50ksi 0.0566 0.0538 50
BTC6-68 68 14 50ksi 0.0713 0.0677 50
  • Coating: G90
  • ASTM: A653/A653M, A1003/A1003M

Installation

Install the BTC by sliding the flanges of the clip over the open side of the stud and positioning the clip over the CRC using the guides on the underside of the clip.  Once in place, fasten to the CRC using #8 screws.  Finally, fasten the flanges of the clip to the stud flange by using #8 screws.

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