How to Select the Right Anchoring Adhesive for Concrete and Masonry Work

Whether your design calls for rebar doweling on an infrastructure retrofit or structural anchoring with threaded rod, it’s important to use the proper type of anchoring adhesive. Knowing some of the key differences between products developed for concrete and masonry can help you simplify the selection process, save yourself some time, and get the job done

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Seating with Style: DIY an Outdoor Accents® Pergola Bench

Simpson Strong-Tie dealer sales rep John Ross has gained recognition for his innovative DIY pergola bench that blends style with utility. Crafted using our black powdercoated Outdoor Accents® hardware, this bench offers a perfect fusion of function and fun. Discover how you can easily DIY this versatile bench for your own backyard today. 

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What is a Continuous Load Path?

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is between 10 and 15 years? Modern design and construction practices use structural connectors to form a continuous load path. This construction method uses connectors and structural screws to create solid connections reinforcing a structure against wind, seismic, and other load forces all the way from the roof down to the foundation. 

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AIMing Higher in Marketing: Celebrating Innovation and Impact at Simpson Strong-Tie

In 2023, the Simpson Strong-Tie Marketing Department introduced its inaugural Award for Impact in Marketing (AIM). This recognition recognizes team members’ exceptional creativity, innovation, and commitment to delivering outstanding results.  

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Driving Sales Despite Stereotypes: Thriving As a Female Salesperson in a Male-Dominated Industry

Meet Jessica Saunders, a newly promoted Territory Sales Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie. For her, success means being proud of her work and having a supportive team that has her back. Learn about how Simpson culture supports her in her current role, the insights she’s gained as a woman in sales, and how they help her strike a satisfactory balance between work and her home life. 

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Employee Spotlight: Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager

What does it mean to be an Inside Sales Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie? Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager of our Riverside, California location, shares the story of his career and role. His 24-member team is a mix of Inside Sales Reps, Hardware Quote Reps, and Strategic Account Reps. They’re laser-focused on customers while processing orders, requests, and questions throughout the Southwest. 

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Power Lifter: HSKP Expands Our Line of Concealed Beam Hangers for Mass Timber

As mass timber continues to grow in the commercial construction industry, so does the environment for innovation. With many projects increasing in size and complexity, larger structural dimensions result in higher loads. At the same time, developers, architects and occupants want to retain all the remarkable benefits of a mass timber project, including the value of an all-wood aesthetic. New designs call for new products, technology and services to build them.  

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Behind the Scenes: A Shared Vision for A Residential Mass Timber Build

Simpson Strong-Tie proudly features its mass timber products in the innovative residential project by TimberBLDR and Risinger Build. TimberBLDR discusses the selection process that resulted in the Simpson Strong-Tie critical connection hardware being chosen. Gain insights into how our engineering team played a crucial role in designing and overcoming challenges for this groundbreaking mass timber project. 

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From NHERI TallWood to Converging Design: Building Towards Resilient Structures

Simpson Strong-Tie is participating in NHERI Converging Design, the third phase of testing a six-story mass timber building on the NHERI UCSD shake table. This project follows up on the testing of a ten-story mass timber building with the NHERI TallWood project. Our Yield-Link® moment connection and Yield-Link brace connection underwent testing as potential alternatives to post-tensioned rocking wall systems, aiming to decrease the potential for residual drift. Learn more about this project and our live testing event. 

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From Concept to Creation: The Story of Mother Daughter Projects

Discover Mother Daughter Projects, a dynamic DIY duo that embarked on their journey in 2015, dedicated to sharing their expertise and serving as a valuable resource for anyone tackling DIY projects. They champion inclusivity, affirming that women of any age or skill level can thrive in DIY activities.

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