Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today released its 2021 Year in Review List, highlighting major new product launches, structural engineering solutions, and innovations introduced over the past 12 months.
New building solutions introduced by Simpson Strong-Tie in 2021 included innovations for a wide range of construction applications. These range from prefabricated shear walls to anchor and FRP solutions for concrete and masonry repair. It also includes connectors and fasteners designed for extreme weather events and corrosive environments. Additionally, both design and product specification software tailored for builders, architects, and DIY homeowners alike.
Strong-Wall WSWH High-Strength Wood Shearwall
This is a versatile, high-performance solution for lateral-force resistance in light-frame construction. The code-listed, prefabricated WSWH has a patented design that provides the highest allowable loads for a wide variety of applications. Field trimmable for the ultimate in fit and flexibility at the jobsite.
Titen HD Washer-Head Style Heavy-Duty Screw Anchor
A high-strength screw anchor for use in cracked and uncracked concrete and masonry where a minimal head profile is necessary. Suitable for use in sill plate applications, the washer head’s low installed profile means modular wall and floor systems can be installed without the need for notching wall framing to accommodate the anchor.
HWDC Head-of-Wall Drift-Clip Connector
This is an ideal solution for adding strength to window or door jambs at head-of-wall connections. The HWDC features a unique design that permits anchor screws to be installed closer to the bend, providing a stronger and stiffer connection while allowing for horizontal and vertical movement during seismic and high-wind events.
Post-to-Beam Selector Web Application
This free web app allows users to find post-to-beam connection solutions to fit exact specifications with the assistance of 3D visualization. You can sort and filter product results by installed cost, material, or coating.
44 oz. Flat Weave Carbon Fabric
This easy-to-saturate carbon FRP fabric joins a family of Composite Strengthening Systems for the structural reinforcement and strengthening of concrete, masonry, and timber structures. These come upgraded with new, flat-weave fiber technology. The 44-oz. high-strength reinforcement fabric now saturates as easily and quickly as lighter fabrics, significantly reducing installation time.
Strong-Drive SD Connector SS Screw
This stainless-steel connector screw is specifically designed to replace nails in certain Simpson Strong-Tie stainless-steel connectors. Often easier and more convenient to install than nails, the single-fastener load values achieved by the SD SS screw exceed those of typical 10d common nails while providing excellent corrosion resistance in severe-exposure environments.
SPDW Strong-Drive Deflector Screw
The line of fasteners designed to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement without connector squeaks. This features an innovative polymer sleeve. It also provides both lateral resistance and the ability for walls to deflect with the truss or joist.
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About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions. The company has both products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, the company has an unmatched passion for problem-solving through both skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Both the structural systems research and rigorous testing enable them to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Simpson-Strong Tie’s dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding their customers with exceptional service and support has been core to their mission since 1956. For more information, either visit strongtie.com or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.