Simpson Strong-Tie News

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Platinum in Hanley Wood Brand Builder Awards posted 9/16/16
Hanley Wood

Pleasanton, Calif. – A Deck Safety Awareness campaign co-presented by Simpson Strong-Tie has won the top award for Best Content Marketing Campaign in Hanley Wood's 2016 Brand Builder Awards. The Brand Builder Awards recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industries.

Simpson Strong-Tie partnered with the Holmes Group and Mike Holmes, professional contractor and host and creator of the hit TV series Holmes on Holmes®, on the Deck Safety Awareness Campaign, which employed weekly themes on social media to educate the public about different aspects of deck safety. Sigmadek also partnered on the campaign. The goal of the campaign was to educate homeowners, contractors and other building industry professionals about how to build and maintain a safe, strong deck.

It is estimated that millions of decks in the United States and Canada are beyond their useful life and may be unsafe. A key message of the campaign was that deck collapses are preventable. The campaign encouraged homeowners to inspect their decks every year to make sure all critical connections are strong. They were reminded that hiring a reputable contractor, using the proper structural connectors and screws, and regular maintenance are integral to having a safe, strong deck.

The award was presented on September 13, 2016 in Chicago at the Hanley Wood Foundations Conference.

Re-Engineered Subfloor Screw Offers Faster Installation posted 8/23/16
WSV Subfloor Screw

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers a new re-engineered subfloor screw that increases installation speed and reduces driving force. The new Strong-Drive® WSV Subfloor screw has been developed for fastening subfloor sheathing using the Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving system.

The WSV screw features a redesigned tip and thread pattern that provides up to 25 percent less torque, resulting in a faster driving screw. It includes a deep-recessed, 6-lobed ribbed head that delivers cleaner countersinking and more secure bit retention for fewer camouts.

"Our new WSV screw is faster and easier to install and provides better holding power than pneumatic fasteners or hand-driven nails," says Dr. Ed Sutt, Vice President, Fastening Systems, Simpson Strong-Tie. "As a result, it reduces the gaps between the joist and subfloor that cause floor squeaks."

For more information about the WSV Subfloor screw, visit strongtie.com/wsv.

Simpson Strong-Tie Aids Louisiana Flood Relief through Red Cross posted 8/22/16

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has made a $10,000 donation to assist in disaster relief response and recovery efforts following the severe flooding in Louisiana.

The flooding has been described as the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. Twenty parishes across Louisiana were declared a federal disaster zone. With over 60,000 homes damaged, more than 100,000 people have requested federal aid. Several families continue to mourn as reports indicated 13 lives lost.

The donation from Simpson Strong-Tie will be given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund specifically for Louisiana.

"It's difficult to imagine the devastation caused by the recent floods. Our thoughts are with the people of Louisiana," said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. "The Red Cross has mobilized its largest sheltering and feeding effort since Superstorm Sandy, and we hope many others will support their recovery efforts."

To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.

Redesigned Drop-In Anchor Provides Easier Installation into Base Materials posted 8/17/16
DIAB Drop-In Anchor

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers a redesigned Drop-In Anchor (DIAB) that provides easier installation into base materials. Improved geometry in the preassembled expansion plug allows the DIAB anchor to install with 40 percent fewer hammer strikes than previous versions. These deformation-controlled expansion anchors are easily set by driving the plug toward the bottom of the anchor using Simpson Strong-Tie hand- or power-setting tools.

When preparing the anchor site, a Simpson Strong-Tie fixed-depth stop bit can be used to ensure drilling to the correct depth. The fluted design of the tip draws debris away from the hole during drilling, allowing for a cleaner installation.

Key features of DIAB anchors include:

  • Positive-set marking system to indicate when anchor is properly set
  • Lipped drop-in version that keeps top of anchor flush with concrete
  • UL and FM approvals

For more information about DIAB anchors, visit strongtie.com/diab.

Simpson Strong-Tie Receives David Weekley Homes' Coveted "Partners of Choice" Award for 12th Consecutive Year posted 8/1/16
David Weekley Award

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has again earned an "A" ranking in both quality and service by David Weekley Homes, the nation's largest privately held home builder, and is one of only two companies out of 200 to receive the industry acclaimed "Partners of Choice" award for 12 consecutive years.

The Partners of Choice Award is the result of a rigorous supplier interactive feedback system that recognizes world-class excellence in supply chain management. Simpson Strong-Tie has been part of David Weekley's world-class evaluation program since its inception in 2003, and is one of only 14 companies this year to achieve the highly sought after "A,A" ranking.

Nearly 1,000 team members at all levels within David Weekley Homes review the company's approximately 200 trading partners (suppliers) and rate them on both quality and service each quarter. At the heart of this interactive feedback platform, the "National Trading Partner Survey" is a web-based, interactive feedback platform that tracks team members' responses to measure how effectively partners are managing the supply chain. Partners are rated on a scale from 1-10. Numeric scores are averaged and an alpha ranking of A through F is assigned in 20 percent increments based on each company's relative standing to others. The award program honors suppliers who earn an "A" in quality, service or both within a 12-month period. The partner's results are shared every quarter to foster ongoing improvement within the program. This takes place through a series of individual and group discussions, mentoring calls and strategy sessions.

"Our process is rigorous and comprehensive, and therefore you cannot talk your way to good scores. Great results are earned by successfully managing thousands of transactions annually," said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain for David Weekley Homes. "To become an award winner one year is extremely difficult, but to do it 12 years in a row is truly amazing. Through its actions, Simpson Strong Tie has demonstrated world-class excellence for over a decade with David Weekley Homes."

Mike Moran, vice president of Simpson Strong-Tie builder programs, said receiving the iconic Partners Choice Award every year is a true honor. "We never take this prestigious award for granted and know that we need to earn it every year by raising the bar in quality and service. To receive this outstanding recognition 12 years straight makes us so proud. All of us at Simpson Strong-Tie understand excellent service is one of our core values. Our late founder, Barc Simpson, used to tell us regularly our customers are our bosses. This award is validation that we are staying true to his mission."

Simpson Strong-Tie Renews Sponsorship of Habitat Strong Program to Build Stronger, More Resilient Homes posted 7/11/16

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has renewed its annual sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity's Habitat Strong program to help local Habitat for Humanity organizations build stronger, more resilient homes across the U.S.

Habitat Strong is based on a pilot program to build disaster-resilient homes using criteria established by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. The company's sponsorship will continue to help build Habitat Strong homes throughout the country.

Habitat for Humanity homes in areas susceptible to flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes and high winds can benefit from Habitat Strong building standards, which include fortified codes and best practices for building more resilient homes. Available to all local Habitat for Humanity organizations, the Habitat Strong program was created to be affordable, while offering long-lasting benefits to Habitat for Humanity homeowners.

"We're very proud to support Habitat's successful Habitat Strong initiative," said Simpson Strong-Tie president and CEO Karen Colonias. "With so many local Habitat for Humanity affiliates enthusiastically embracing the program, we are excited that more homes will be better able to withstand natural disasters."

Simpson Strong-Tie Aids Disaster Relief for West Virginia Floods posted 6/29/16

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it is making a $10,000 donation to assist in emergency response and relief efforts as flash floods continue to rage through West Virginia.

The three hardest-hit counties, Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas, have been declared a federal disaster, and a state of emergency has been declared in 44 of the 55 counties in the state. Numerous homes and businesses have been destroyed or severely damaged, forcing several thousand residents to evacuate. At least 24 people have died, and residents are being warned that more flash flooding is expected.

The donation from Simpson Strong-Tie will be given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and will help in executing emergency response, and providing food, shelter and other assistance to those affected. "Our thoughts go out to everyone caught in these sudden and fast-moving floods," said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. "We hope that recovery and relief efforts will help residents cope with this devastating ordeal."

To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.

Simpson Strong-Tie Employees Participate in Habitat for Humanity's Global Village Program in Portugal posted 6/21/16
Habitat Portugal

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to send five company employees to help with a week-long Global Village build in the town of Amarante, Portugal, this past April.

The group of employees was originally scheduled to work on a Habitat project in Nepal late last year as part of Habitat's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, but due to signing of a new constitution and civil unrest in the country, the project was canceled. As of result, the company reallocated the funds to Habitat's Global Village Program, allowing these employees to help renovate and remodel the older home of a widowed mother and daughter living in the countryside of northern Portugal.

The group, along with five other volunteers from the U.S., was the first to start work on the 30-plus year-old home. They spent the week completing a number of renovations, including cutting two new doorways into the granite walls, leveling out the floors, blocking and replacing two doorways, removing paint and concrete from the granite, removing a wood stove pipe, patching holes and other openings, and digging a ditch for the waste lines.

"One of the core principles of our company founder Barc Simpson is our responsibility as a company and as individuals to give back to those less fortunate," said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. "It is a privilege to have our employees live out this core value and help those in need all across the world."

Simpson Strong-Tie is proud to support this project as a national partner of Habitat for Humanity, along with other initiatives including Habitat Strong. For more information about the company's work with Habitat, visit strongtie.com/about/habitat.

New Best Practices of Prefabricated Wood Shearwall Design Webinar for Engineers and Architects posted 6/15/16
WSW Webinar

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will host a webinar on best practices for prefabricated wood shearwall design. The webinar will include design examples for designing to best withstand seismic and wind events, and will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. This free webinar for engineers and architects takes place next Tuesday, June 21 at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will discuss shearwall applications in residential, multi-family and light-frame commercial buildings, and will detail building codes for shearwall applications. It will also include a behind-the-scenes look at the engineering and testing that goes into the development of prefabricated shearwalls.

Presenters include Caleb Knudson, P.E., an R&D engineer at Simpson Strong-Tie, and Tom McClain, a senior product manager at Simpson Strong-Tie.

More information about the webinar can be found at strongtie.com/strongwallwebinar. The presentation will also be available on demand shortly after the live presentation.

Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall Wins Innovation Award, Featured at PCBC Show posted 6/13/16
WSW Wins Innovation Award

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will feature its innovative, award-winning Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall during the Pacific Coast Builders Convention (PCBC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 22-23. The product was one of only 20 selected to win a 2016 Parade of Products PCBC award, given by the California Building Industry Association for the top products representing the best in innovation and new product solutions.

The Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall offers a redesigned prefabricated wood shearwall that provides greater installation flexibility for contractors and additional design options for specifiers. It features a holdown with visible front, back and side access to make it easier to install the anchorage attachment in various framing conditions. The front access opening also allows for easy inspection of the connection to the anchor bolt.

Simpson Strong-Tie will also showcase the new CBTZ concealed beam tie. The CBTZ provides a structural and concealed connection for installations that call for hidden joinery rather than standard beam-to-post connections. It offers a clean look for custom outdoor living spaces, such as pergolas and patio covers, and exposed interior framing.

In addition to the wood shearwall and concealed beam tie, the booth will feature several fasteners, including the new Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw and Strong-Drive® SDWS Framing screw. The Strong-Frame® special moment frame and various anchors will also be on display.

For more information about the Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall and other new products from Simpson Strong-Tie, visit booth 1623 at PCBC, or go to the website strongtie.com.

New Deck Post Solution Provides Easier Installation Using Only Screws posted 6/6/16
SDWS Timber Screws

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has developed a code-compliant method of attaching wood guard posts as an alternative to typical hardware and through bolts. This new solution uses Strong-Drive® SDWS Timber screws to provide an easy-to-install, high-strength option to traditional solutions.

Simpson Strong-Tie engineers designed and tested this application in accordance with ICC-ES AC273, which allows the guard post to be secured inside the deck framing with the Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screws. This guard post attachment method has been engineered for use in various deck locations, including at the deck corner, on the band joist, or either between or adjacent to the rim joist. By using less hardware, the application allows for a more cost-efficient installation.

"The guard rail post is one of the most important connections on a deck," said Dr. Ed Sutt, Vice President, Fastening Systems, Simpson Strong-Tie. "It's an area where the all-too-common occurrence of deck failure occurs. We wanted to develop a code-compliant solution that made it easy to install guard posts, and provide labor and cost savings."

The Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screw has a double-barrier coating that provides corrosion resistance, making it suitable for certain exterior and preservative-treated wood applications. Its patented 4CUT™ tip ensures fast starts, reduces installation torque and eliminates the need for pre-drilling in most applications.

For more information about guard post installations using Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screws, download the technical bulletin at strongtie.com/sdwstech.

Simpson Strong-Tie Aids Disaster Relief in Ecuador and Texas posted 6/3/16

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it made a $15,000 donation to assist in relief response and recovery efforts following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Ecuador on April 16. In addition, the company donated $10,000 to assist in disaster relief efforts following the severe and widespread flooding in the Houston area that began on April 18.

The Ecuadorian earthquake, which was centered about 16.8 miles southeast of Muisne, shook the northwestern coast of Ecuador and resulted in hundreds of lives lost, thousands injured, and the displacement and homelessness of several thousand people.

Flooding in the Houston area thus far has resulted in seven deaths, the displacement of several hundred people and has caused an estimated $14 million in damage. The donations were given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and will aid in providing food, shelter and other assistance to those affected by these disasters. "It's always with great sadness to hear of such devastating events," said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. "We are grateful to have the opportunity to offer aid, and we hope these donations bring some support and comfort to those affected by these disasters."

To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.

New, Redesigned Rebar Carport Saddle Offers Greater Installation Flexibility and New Finishes posted 6/2/16

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers new versions of its RCPS rebar carport saddle and HBC post base that provide greater installation flexibility and performance. The RCPS and HBC connectors are available only in Canada.

The RCPS rebar carport saddle works as a cast-in-place or post-installed saddle for connecting posts to concrete. The updated HBC post base offers the same features as the redesigned RCPS but is in a half-base design. The connectors provide a post connection into wood for applications such as carports, deck trellises and pergolas.

Key features of the redesigned RCPS and HBC include:

  • Hot-dipped galvanized steel for additional corrosion protection
  • Chamfered corners for a sleeker look
  • Steel embossments for added strength
  • Drainage outlets for reducing water accumulation that can potentially rot the post
  • Available in a black powder-coat for applications requiring a more finished look
  • Meets the intent of of the National Building Code of Canada 2015 for resisting uplift and lateral movement

For more information about the RCPS rebar carport saddle and HBC post base, visit our product page.

New Slide-Clip Connector Provides Easier Way to Attach Framing Anchors to Concrete and Steel posted 5/31/16
SCHA Slide Clip

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers a slide-clip connector that provides an easier way to attach bypass framing anchors to concrete and steel. The Simpson Strong-Tie® SCHA slide-clip connector is an ideal solution for panelized or stick-frame construction where cold-formed steel bypass framing anchors to the top of a floor slab or the bottom flange of a steel beam.

The SCHA slide-clip connector comes with pre-punched holes for 1/4"-diameter Titen HD® concrete screw anchors or 0.157" PDPAT pins, eliminating the need for pre-drilling and helping to ensure accurate anchor placement every time. The connector was developed and tested to accommodate different methods of anchoring concrete and steel.

Other key features of the SCHA slide-clip connector include:

  • Flexible design allows either face of anchorage leg to be used against support
  • Connector provides a full 1" of upward and downward movement
  • Can be used with 3 5/8", 4", 6" and 8" studs
  • Tabulated design values for anchorage help mitigate risk and provide ease of specification

For more information about the SCHA slide-clip connector, visit strongtie.com/scha.

Simpson Strong-Tie® Research and Testing Lab Opens at WSU posted 5/18/16
WSU Testing Lab

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced the opening of the Simpson Strong-Tie® Research and Testing Lab at Washington State University (WSU). The lab is located in the new LEED Gold Certified PACCAR Environmental Technology Building (PETB) on the WSU campus in Pullman, WA, where a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on May 5.

The lab is part of an agreement between Simpson Strong-Tie and WSU for an annual $100,000 donation over the next eight years to support Washington State University construction and engineering research. The Simpson Strong-Tie Research and Testing Lab is one of the most visible spaces in the PETB and includes capabilities for mock-ups of new building systems, structural testing and advanced digital manufacturing. It supports research in areas such as concrete durability, repair and retrofit, tall timber buildings, deck safety, post-frame buildings, and seismic retrofit.

The lab includes a high-capacity reaction floor and wall, central hydraulic pump, overhead crane and concrete mixing station. Adjoining the lab is an outdoor reaction slab that allows for project display and natural weather exposure testing. The lab is part of the Composite Materials and Engineering Center, an International Code Council-accredited testing facility.

"We're excited about the research and testing that students and faculty will conduct in the Simpson Strong-Tie Research and Testing Lab, along with the ability to collaborate with them on structural engineering projects. We're also looking forward to the innovations that will help ensure safer, stronger, more efficient and more sustainable structures throughout the world," said Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Engineering Jeremy Gilstrap.

WSU faculty have conducted research with Simpson Strong-Tie for more than 20 years in a number of areas, including new product testing, deck safety, and seismic risk mitigation.

Simpson Strong-Tie Joins National Effort to Increase Public Awareness of Hurricane Resilience posted 5/17/16

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, is collaborating with the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and its partners in support of #HurricaneStrong, a national hurricane resilience initiative to raise public awareness about hurricane readiness. The initiative coincides with a week-long NOAA tour that will stop in five Gulf Coast cities beginning today.

The Hurricane Awareness Tour (HAT) is an annual event where NOAA aircrafts visit five cities along the Gulf Coast. This year, the tour is being held in conjunction with Hurricane Preparedness Week and in support of #HurricaneStrong. In cities from Texas to Florida, experts will brief teachers, schoolchildren and the public on potential local hurricane impacts, hurricane preparedness, and the importance of mitigation. Representatives from Simpson Strong-Tie, including Codes & Compliance Engineering Manager and high-wind resistant construction expert Randy Shackelford, P.E., will be on hand to answer questions on Thursday, May 19, when the tour stops in Mobile, Alabama, for "Strengthen Your Home" day. This day will focus on the ways to improve a home's resilience to high-wind and hurricane events, such as adding metal connectors to strengthen and tie together a home's roof, walls and foundation.

The goal of the Hurricane Strong campaign is to increase public awareness and hurricane resilience to reduce economic loss in the United States.

"Encouraging people to strengthen their homes to make them safer and more resilient has always been important to us. By supporting the #HurricaneStrong initiative, we hope to inspire people to prepare their homes to resist the damage caused by high winds and hurricanes," said Shackelford. "Mitigation matters because it helps to minimize the need for costly repairs after hurricanes or other high-wind events."

Simpson Strong-Tie is a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ and has high-wind and hurricane safety resources for homeowners on its website safestronghome.com/highwind. Professionals can download the new High Wind-Resistant Construction Application Guide at strongtie.com/highwind. The guide provides in-depth information on the forces of wind and product solutions for resilient construction.

Stainless-Steel Deck Screw Now Available in More Sizes and Packaging Options posted 5/10/16
DWP Wood SS Screw

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers its stainless-steel Deck-Drive™ DWP Wood SS screw with both trim and flat heads in a greater variety of sizes and lengths, expanding its use for nearly all exterior, corrosion-resistant wood-to-wood fastening.

The DWP screw provides fast, easy installations in coastal and high-exposure environments. Available in corrosion-resistant Type 305 and Type 316 stainless steel, this screw can be used for decks, docks, boardwalks, and general exterior wood construction where extra weather resistance and long-lasting quality are critical.

The specially designed sharp point easily penetrates hardwood materials. The screw's unique "box" thread design with raised-ridge technology provides up to a 35% increase in screw driving productivity by greatly reducing driving torque and allowing more screws to be driven on a single battery charge.

For more information about the DWP Wood SS screw, visit our product page.

New Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall Features Front Access Holdown to Provide Greater Flexibility in Framing Installations and Designs posted 5/9/16
Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors ICC's Building Safety Month posted 5/3/16
New Initiative Sponsored By Simpson Strong-Tie Helps Habitat For Humanity Build More Resilient and Stronger Homes posted 4/14/16
Simpson Strong-Tie Donation Supports WSU Engineering Research posted 4/4/16
Steel-Decking Solutions Expanded to Include New Screw and New Quik Drive® System posted 3/29/16
Popular Deck Screw Now Available in More Colors for Multiple Wood Species posted 3/18/16
Innovative Concealed Beam Tie Gives Installers New Option for Building Structures without Visible Connections posted 3/8/16
Simpson Strong-Tie Teams Up with Celebrity Contractor Mike Holmes to Promote Deck Safety Awareness posted 3/2/16
Simpson Strong-Tie Statement on Proposed Code Change G170-15 posted 2/17/16
Stainless-Steel Composite Screws Provide New Options for Building Decks in Corrosive Environments posted 2/3/16
New PVC Trim-Board Screw Blends In for Clean Finish, Less Effort posted 1/28/16
New Collated Connector Nails Broaden Fastener Line and Give Installers Versatile Alternative to Hand-Driven Nails posted 1/26/16
Simpson Strong-Tie to Showcase New Anchor Solutions and Concrete Repair and Strengthening Systems at World of Concrete posted 1/25/16
New Framing Screw Offers Code-Approved Alternative to Nails posted 1/18/16
Simpson Strong-Tie is Five-Time Winner of Annual Do it Best Corp. Vendor of the Year in Building Materials Products Category posted 1/14/16
New Products Featured at 2016 Builders' Show and Guest Visits from Building Expert and HGTV Star Mike Holmes posted 1/11/16
Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires EB-TY® and Lumber Loc® Hidden Deck Fastening Systems Product Lines posted 1/5/16
Versatile Kneewall Connector for Cold-Formed Steel Installs in Both Concrete and Steel posted 12/15/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Receives Multiple Honors in 2015 Construction Marketing Association STAR™ Awards posted 12/4/15
Simpson Strong-Tie® DTT1Z Deck Tension Tie Wins 2015 Product Innovation Award posted 12/1/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Recognized for Gender Diversity in Leadership posted 11/19/15
Anchoring Systems Product Line Expands with Two New Anchors posted 11/19/15
New Heavy Hip-Ridge Connectors Offer Greater Design Strength and Flexibility posted 11/13/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Hanley Wood Brand Builder Platinum Award posted 11/12/15
New Piston Plug System Makes Adhesive Installation Faster, Easier posted 11/10/15
New Code Report is First to Include Precured Laminate posted 11/6/15
Simpson Strong-Tie and Calculated Structured Designs Form Strategic Alliance posted 11/5/15
Simpson Strong-Tie to Showcase Anchor Systems, Fasteners and Quik Drive® Systems at STAFDA posted 11/4/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Free National Earthquake Preparedness Summits for Businesses Featuring FEMA Resilience Program posted 10/29/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Winning Solar Decathlon Project and Other Collegiate Teams with Product and Monetary Donations posted 10/26/15
Simpson Strong-Tie® Quik Drive® BSD200 Structural Steel-Decking System Wins 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Award posted 10/9/15
Simpson Strong-Tie to Showcase New Products, Deck Safety Demo at the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo posted 9/30/15
Products, Resources to Help Build Safer, Stronger Structures Developed in the Decade Since Hurricane Katrina posted 8/24/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Receives David Weekley Homes' Coveted "Partners of Choice" Award for 11th Consecutive Year posted 8/3/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $10,000 for Texas Flood Relief posted 7/1/15
New Web App Identifies Comparable Anchor System Products posted 6/26/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Construction Trades Education through Local High School Engineering and Construction Academy Partnership posted 6/24/15
Strong-Tie® Strong-Rod™ Continuous Rod Tiedown System Wins Innovation Award, Featured at PCBC Show posted 6/22/15
New Strong-Rod™ Systems Offer Seismic and Wind Design Solutions for Light-Frame, Mid-Rise Wood Construction posted 6/15/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Named Evergreen Preferred Supplier of the Year posted 5/15/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors ICC's Building Safety Month posted 5/13/15
New Diameter on Popular Titen HD® Screw Anchor Offers Optimum Performance in Cracked and Uncracked Concrete posted 5/12/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $10,000 for Nepal Earthquake Relief posted 5/7/15
New Strong-Wall® Bracing Selector Web App Makes it Easier to Specify Equivalent Strong-Wall Shearwall Solutions for Wall Bracing posted 4/20/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors The Tech Challenge 2015 posted 4/15/15
New DTT1Z Deck Tension Tie Addresses New Code Provision and Offers Method for Attaching Decks to Homes posted 3/16/15
New Bridging Connector Offers Lower-Cost Option for CFS Stud Construction posted 3/2/15
Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Wall® SB Shearwall Named to Retrofit Magazine's List of Top 50 Products posted 2/11/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Hosts 60 Local Middle- and High-School Girls in GAINS Program posted 2/5/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Exhibit at World of Concrete to Feature Timed Product Installation Challenges and New Product Demonstrations posted 1/27/15
New Deck-Drive™ DCU Composite Screw Versatile for All Types of Composite Decking posted 1/14/15
New Simpson Strong-Tie® Fasteners and Lateral Systems to be Featured at 2015 Builders' Show posted 1/8/15
Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Two Construction Marketing STAR Awards posted 12/19/14
New RPBZ Retrofit Post Base Simplifies Post Reinforcement posted 12/16/14
Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Do it Best Corp. Vendor of the Year in Building Materials Products Category for Fourth Consecutive Year posted 12/5/14
New Simpson Strong-Tie Fastener Provides Installers a Faster, Easier and Safer Solution for Pile Construction in Coastal Areas posted 12/3/14
New Post Caps Designed to Offer More Versatility, Easier Installation posted 11/24/14
New Code Report for Blue Banger Hanger® Cast-In-Place, Internally Threaded Inserts in Cracked and Uncracked Concrete posted 11/20/14
Simpson Strong-Tie hits $2 million milestone in donations to Habitat for Humanity posted 10/29/14
Simpson Strong-Tie® CPTZ Concealed Post Base Named to This Old House List of Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2014 posted 10/27/14
Seismic Retrofits Now Provide Earthquake Protection Later posted 10/14/14
Simpson Strong-Tie to Showcase New Fasteners and Deck Safety Demo at the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo posted 10/9/14
New Facebook "Power Break" Campaign Features Prize Pack for Construction Industry Professionals posted 10/7/14
New Steel Deck Diaphragm Web App makes it Easier for Engineers to Design and Evaluate Fastener Solutions for Shear and Uplift Loads posted 8/19/14
New Simpson Strong-Tie Web App Makes It Easier and Faster to Find the Right Joist Hanger for Each Project posted 8/5/14
Simpson Strong-Tie Receives David Weekley Homes' Coveted "Partners of Choice" Award for 10th Consecutive Year posted 8/4/14
Strong Frame® Special Moment Frame Wins Innovation Award, Featured at PCBC Show posted 6/24/14
New Do-It-Yourself Hardware Kit Makes It Easy to Create Professional-Quality, Customized Home Improvement Projects posted 6/5/14
SEAOSC Honors Jeff Ellis with "Engineer of the Year" Award posted 6/5/14
Solar Decathlon Europe Team Builds Multifamily Building with Simpson Strong-Tie® Fasteners posted 6/3/14
Cold-Formed Steel Structural Building Products Now Included in Software Database Geared Toward Drywall Contractors posted 5/28/14
Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces New Naming and Product Series to Simplify Fastener Selection posted 5/21/14
New Post Base Simplifies Installation When Pouring Porch Slabs posted 5/20/14
Simpson Strong-Tie to Donate $10,000 to Support Tornado Relief Efforts in the South and Midwest posted 5/5/14
New CFS Designer™ Software Offers Automated Tools and Versatility for Cold-Formed Steel Design posted 5/5/14
New Strong-Drive® XL Large-Head Metal Screw Makes Fastening Steel Decks Easier, More Efficient posted 4/22/14
'Built in America' TV Show to Feature Simpson Strong-Tie on April 27 posted 4/18/14
New Hangers Install Over Two Layers of Drywall posted 4/11/14
New Fully Tested Utility Clip Connectors Offer Versatile, Efficient Installation for Cold-Formed Steel Construction posted 3/20/14
Simpson Strong-Tie Announces New President and COO posted 3/18/14
Simpson Strong-Tie Named Vendor Partner by ACDI posted 2/26/14
New Simpson Strong-Tie Video Highlights Industry-First Testing of FX-70® Structural Repair and Protection System posted 2/18/14
New Strong-Wall® SB Shearwall Featured at 2014 Builders' Show posted 1/20/14
Simpson Strong-Tie is First Sustaining Organization Member of ASCE Structural Engineering Institute posted 1/6/14
Simpson Strong-Tie® Exhibit at World of Concrete to Feature Anchoring Products and Repair, Protection & Strengthening Systems posted 1/2/14
Simpson Strong-Tie Named Sphere 1 Primary/Core Preferred Supplier for Concrete Repair, Protection and Strengthening Products posted 12/18/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Expanded Literature Library Mobile App posted 11/20/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $50,000 to Support Philippines Recovery posted 11/18/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Architectural Products' Innovation Award For Strong Frame® Special Moment Frame posted 11/14/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Habitat For Humanity's Carter Work Project with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter posted 11/6/13
Do it Best Awards Simpson Strong-Tie Vendor of the Year in Building Materials Products Category posted 11/4/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Toronto-Based Hardcore Renos' Build A Home Project with Product Donation posted 10/30/13
THIS OLD HOUSE Jersey Shore Series Features Simpson Strong-Tie posted 10/24/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Our American Made Home Project posted 10/22/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Platinum Award for Best Corporate Blog in Hanley Wood's First Annual Brand Builder Awards posted 10/18/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Donates More Than $10,000 in Connector and Fastener Products to Solar Decathlon Collegiate Teams posted 10/10/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $10,000 to Support Colorado Flood Relief posted 10/9/13
Simpson Strong-Tie® Exhibit at DeckExpo to Showcase New Products, Deck Safety Demo and Fastener Installation Contest posted 10/8/13
"Buildings At Risk" Summit Brings Stakeholders Together To Mitigate Earthquake Damage posted 9/30/13
New Field-Trimmable Strong-Wall® SB Shearwall Offers Greater Design Flexibility and Lateral-Force Resistance posted 9/16/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Continues to Expand Its Technology Offering with New and Updated Web and Mobile Apps and Online Calculators posted 8/29/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors Final Phase of Cold-Formed Steel Seismic Tests posted 8/22/13
Simpson Strong-Tie Employee Jorge Ruiz Introduces President Obama for "A Better Bargain for the Middle Class" Tour posted 8/20/13
Researchers Test Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong Frame® Special Moment Frame to Validate Seismic Retrofit Solutions for Soft-Story Buildings posted 8/12/13

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