Patent Number: 7,761,973

Title: Connection system for construction

Abstract: A connection system for steel construction employs both fasteners and an adhesive for connecting panels to a metal frame or metal studs. The connection system also joins metal components such as web stiffeners, hold-down clamps and vertical clips to metal studs and cross-channel members. The fasteners may be a self-drilling screw, rivets, pins, clinches or other mechanical fasteners. The adhesive may be a two-part epoxy system, an acrylic, a urethane or other structural adhesive system designed to bond light gauge steel.

Inventors: Toback; Alex S. (West Hartford, CT)


International Classification: B23P 11/00 (20060101); E04H 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018