Several buildings have already been erected around the world using CLT which is a good testimony of the many advantages that this product offers. While CLT is well-established in Europe, work on the implementation of CLT products and systems have just begun in Canada and the US. Various fasteners and connection details are usually recommended by the CLT manufacturers. However, no clear details or ... [Show full abstract] guidelines on the structural performance of such connections are given. This is an exploratory study focused on the evaluation of connection performance in European CLT product using normal wood screws and self-tapping screws. The paper provides a comparison of test results and estimates calculated following Canadian and European timber design provisions for wood screws and lag screws, in addition to proposed approaches for the calculation of connection capacity in CLT using self-tapping screws.