In the digital era, we’ve observed technology grow ever “smarter,” as our devices, tools and appliances advance steadily toward greater connectivity, autonomy and responsiveness. Even homes are getting smarter, as lighting, temperature and security systems operate with increasing integration and diminishing oversight on our behalf.
If an earthquake were to strike at this very moment, are you confident your home is adequately constructed to withstand it? Depending on where you live, how your house is built—and the year in which it was originally constructed—an earthquake could have a devastating impact on your physical and financial health. We’ve all witnessed the … Continue reading “Protecting Homes Against Earthquakes With Seismic Retrofitting”
As we’ve seen with the hurricane seasons of that past decade or so, homes are not always built to be storm resistant. During the 2017 hurricane season, countless homes and buildings were severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of families displaced. It will take years for communities to rebuild and recover from such devastation. Fortunately, … Continue reading “5 Steps to a Safer and More Storm-Resistant Home”
Nearly all parts of the country are subject to high winds. It’s important that your house is designed to withstand a high wind storm. Knowing whether your house is storm ready requires a few simple steps. One of the first things to consider is where you live. Coastal areas, for example, are more susceptible to … Continue reading “Retrofitting Your Home for High Wind — 5 Questions to Ask Yourself”
Right beside my computer sits my favorite children’s book, Stone Soup, a classic tale of isolated and lonely villagers who come out of their dark homes to work together around a huge iron pot to create a delicious soup that everyone can share and enjoy. Ultimately it describes a journey to discover what makes people … Continue reading “Simpson Étouffée: Building Back Stronger After Hurricane Ida”
Utah Territory Manager, Jared Weston worked on a very special build to help a family in need by collaborating with the University of Utah’s Architecture students. The Design+Build Salt Lake program at the University of Utah’s School of Architecture is a new collaboration and immersive experience developed by architect and associate professor Jörg Rügemer. Through the program, students develop, design and construct affordable, energy-efficient and resilient residential … Continue reading “A Collaborative Simpson Strong-Tie ADU Build “
We challenged 10 DIY influencers to customize the Simpson Strong-Tie Workbench or Shelving Kit. This kit provides the connectors and connector fasteners to build a workbench or shelving unit. The kit features the Simpson Strong-Tie® Rigid Tie® RTC2Z corner connector which makes it easier to form strong, durable corner connections. See how these influencers took their creativity to the next level and discover the custom touches they put on their WBSK builds.
Like a surprising number of my teammates, I had no construction or manufacturing experience when I interviewed here. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of Simpson Strong-Tie before I was told their marketing department was looking for a copy editor. But after I read a little bit about the company on its website and talked to a few … Continue reading “A Day of Giving, Year-Round Commitment”
The year 2016 saw its share of momentous events, if you care to recall: Britain voted to leave the EU, Russia interfered in the US presidential election and North Korea conducted nuclear tests. At that time, the world was still in an economic expansion and Americans were still living their usual busy social lives — … Continue reading “Simpson Strong-Tie Shows You How to Build a Stronger Deck — in Eight Easy Videos”
“Give Back” is one of our nine Company Values established by our founder, Barc Simpson. He said, “No matter what each of our personal situations is, we know that there are many others in this world who will never have the opportunities we’ve had. It is our responsibility to reach out, in whatever manner we … Continue reading “Leadership in Giving Back”