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   May 2018   
May is Building Safety Month
We are proud to be a sponsor of the Building Safety Month public awareness campaign that helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
  • Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities
  • Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology
  • Protecting Communities from Disasters
  • Safeguarding Our Water
  • Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow

As co-sponsor of week one, we are encouraging the industry and the general public to learn more about the role of building codes, officials and other professionals in making buildings, homes and decks safe and strong.

We have several resources that help support the initiatives of Building Safety Month, including educational materials for designing and building homes and structures to resist earthquakes and high winds as well as for constructing and retrofitting code-compliant wood decks. Find them on the Simpson Strong-Tie homeowner website. Professional builders and Designers can also explore topics on our main website such as wind-resistant construction and soft-story retrofits.

Pergola Joist Connections Made Easy
We’ve added two joist hangers to our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware line. Our new APHH concealed-flange heavy joist hanger and APLH concealed-flange light joist hanger feature straight edges and provide a cleaner-looking installation for joist connections.
The light hangers connect 2x joists to beams and install easily with the Outdoor Accents connector screw. The heavy hangers connect 4x or 6x beams to girders or posts and install with the Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screw and with the Outdoor Accents structural wood screw and hex-head washer.

Bring design elegance and structural strength to your outdoor living areas. View the entire Outdoor Accents line of decorative hardware.

New On-Demand Webinar
Watch our latest webinar to learn more about how fasteners can be used to create a continuous load path to resist wind uplift. You can also earn continuing education credits by completing the test following the webinar recording. View all of our on-demand webinars.
Software Updates
Our Connector Selector® software has been updated to include additional products, such as the Outdoor Accents® joist hangers mentioned above and more. This software helps you determine which products are appropriate for your connection, and then sorts them for you by lowest installed cost. Download this free software today.

Do you need to quickly and accurately analyze an existing design for your building? Would you like to know alternative solutions based on user-defined design elements for various concrete conditions? If you want an easy way to perform these analyses, check out the latest version of Anchor Designer™ software to discover how it can help structural engineers maximize their efficiency while satisfying strength design provisions.

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