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CBS/CBSQ Column Bases

CBS/CBSQ

The CBS column base installs with machine bolts and provides tested capacity. The 1" standoff (included) meets code requirements for structural posts installed in basements or exposed to weather or water splash. The CBSQ uses Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, which allow for fast installation, reduced reveal and high capacity, and provide a greater net section area of the column compared to bolts.

Material

  • See table

Finish

  • Galvanized; available in HDG

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • For CBS, install with two machine bolts.
  • For CBSQ, install 1/4" x 2" Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws, which are provided with the column base. (Lag screws will not achieve the same load.)
  • For full loads, a minimum of 3" side cover shall be provided.
  • Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and therefore are not recommended for non-top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports).

Ordering Information

  • To order the CBSQ with screws, specify CBSQ-SDS2. To order without screws, specify CBSQ.

Related Literature

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

See footnotes.

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

  1. Loads may not be increased by short-term loading.
  2. For higher downloads, solid pack grout under 1" standoff plate before installing CBS or CBSQ into concrete. Base download on column or concrete, according to the code.
  3. Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength, f'c = 2500 psi.
  4. Multiply Seismic and Wind ASD load values by 1.4 or 1.6 respectively to obtain LRFD capacities.
  5. In accordance with IBC Section 1613.1, detached one- and two-family dwellings in Seismic Design Category (SDC) C may use “Wind and SDC A&B” allowable loads.
  6. Download shall be reduced where limited by the design capacity of the column. See Post Capacities for common post allowable loads.
  7. Designer is responsible for concrete design.
  8. Structural composite lumber columns have sides that either show 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 due to narrow face installations.

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
CBSSee specific model numbers for code listings.
CBS44No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CBS46No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CBS66No code listing: Please contact us for test data.
CBSQSee specific model numbers for code listings.
CBSQ44-SDS2 ESR-3050 RR25985 FL10860
CBSQ46-SDS2 ESR-3050 RR25985 FL10860
CBSQ66-SDS2 ESR-3050 RR25985 FL10860
CBSQ86-SDS2 ESR-3050 RR25985 FL10860
CBSQ88-SDS2 ESR-3050 RR25985 FL10860

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
CBSNone None
CBS44None
CBS44
DWG DXF
CBS46None None
CBS66None None
CBSQNone
CBSQ
DWG DXF
CBSQ44
CBSQ44
DWGDXF
CBSQ44 front view
DWG DXF
CBSQ44 left view
DWG DXF
CBSQ44 right view
DWG DXF
CBSQ44 top view
DWG DXF
None
CBSQ46
CBSQ46
DWGDXF
CBSQ46 front view
DWG DXF
CBSQ46 left view
DWG DXF
CBSQ46 right view
DWG DXF
CBSQ46 top view
DWG DXF
None
CBSQ66
CBSQ66
DWGDXF
CBSQ66 front view
DWG DXF
CBSQ66 left view
DWG DXF
CBSQ66 right view
DWG DXF
CBSQ66 top view
DWG DXF
None
CBSQ86None None
CBSQ88None None