The BCS is designed to connect a multi-ply member beam to a post. The dimensions of this post cap accommodate the narrower width of multiple 2x members on top of the post. The BCS provides both lateral and uplift support and features double-shear nailing that distributes the load through two points for optimal strength.
Opposing flanges provide increased lateral resistance
Double-shear nailing for optimal strength
Sized specifically for multi-2x widths
Galvanized, ZMAX® coating, or stainless steel; see Corrosion Information
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
Do not install bolts into pilot holes
Install dome nails on beam; drive nails at an angle through the beam into the post below to achieve the table loads
Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
Structural composite lumber columns have sides that show either the wide face or the edges of the lumber strands/veneers known as the narrow face. Values in the tables reflect installation into the wide face. See technical bulletin T-C-SCLCLM for load reductions resulting from narrow-face installations.
Base allowable loads assume that nails have full penetration into the supporting member. Loads do not apply to end-grain post installations.