For heavy-duty mechanical anchoring into concrete, CMU or masonry, builders generally choose between screw anchors or wedge anchors. Both can handle high loads, require predrilling, and are available in corrosion-resistant finishes for either interior or exterior use. However, there are some key differences to compare and consider.
Working hard is one thing. Working smart is another. With the new Timber Drive structural screw fastening system from Simpson Strong-Tie, field and manufacturing floor personnel have a more ergonomic and efficient way to perform repetitive fastening jobs with heavy-duty structural screws. It’s also faster. Timber Drive makes it possible to drive structural screws up to twice the speed of hand driving.
The Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector screw from Simpson Strong-Tie fastens non-load-bearing, full-height partition walls to trusses and joints in roof and floor systems. Easy to install, the SDPW is designed to compensate for vertical deflection in the joist or truss due to live load or to seasonal material contraction and expansion. With tested lateral-load ratings that meet building code requirements, the SDPW is value engineered for strength, installation speed and jobsite safety.
Simpson Strong-Tie has added yet another design innovation to a growing suite of products and solutions for structural steel construction. Introducing the Yield-Link® brace connection (YLBC).
As part of an expanding portfolio of multifamily residential solutions, we’re excited to introduce the Simpson Strong-Tie® ECB elevated column base. The ECB makes it simple to add a waterproofing layer when installing solid sawn posts or hollow columns. It’s perfect for construction of stacked balconies in multifamily housing, or whenever a post is being used to support an awning or roof. Continue reading “New ECB Elevated Column Base Ready for Multifamily Residential Construction”
Like our customers, Simpson Strong-Tie is always looking for innovative ways to design and build safer, stronger structures. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the Edge-Tie system for curtain-wall and cladding connections in structural steel construction.
If you’ve ever spent a few hours working on your hands and knees to drill holes and drive screws, you know how time consuming and tedious it can be. Now, imagine spending consecutive weeks, months or even years fastening wood planks to steel on a manufacturing production line. For technicians who operate hand tools several hours each day, labor-intensive work often can be strenuous, inefficient and subject to ongoing concerns about quality and safety.
We’re all ready for a smarter way to get the job done.