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Simpson Strong-Tie Training Specialist/Outreach Coordinator Dan Scullion has given product demonstrations to engineers, architects, building officials and construction contractors, but a group of students from Jacksonville Job Corps Center kept him on his toes.
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As an avowed environmentalist and minimalist, Simpson Strong-Tie marketing copywriter Sean Krainert was excited to have the opportunity recently to visit in Oakland, California, where he met with owner and lead designer Pilar Zuniga. Built on a foundation of making beautiful things while factoring the health of the environment and community into every decision, her green business has flourished into a beacon for sustainable floral design.
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In 2021, Simpson Strong-Tie partnered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Habitat EBSV) to create the Construction Trades Support program. The program aims to promote the trades as a viable career path for youth and for other individuals who are currently out of the workforce and to create a pipeline for talent to help alleviate the current labor shortage.
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Carondelet high school student, Ellie Scheberies shares her experience on how 30 courageous female high school students with zero construction experience built a beautiful tiny home for local farmworkers.
Two semesters, three times a week, plus weekend build days have all led up to the final ribbon-cutting ceremony of our tiny home. From ground to finish, we have planned, designed, and worked to produce the structure that will soon provide a shelter for a local farmworker coordinated through a local organization, Hijas Del Campo. Every mistake and every success have helped us learn and grow into what we’ve become. We are, as our teachers have named us, Women of (literal) Steel.
Continue reading “Tiny House. Big Hearts.”
In this article, Angel Leon, Simpson Strong-Tie Training Specialist/Outreach Coordinator and cofounder of Timber-Strong, discusses the creation of this ASCE design build competition, what it teaches architecture and structural engineering students, and how the program will grow in the future.
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Simpson Strong-Tie has been committed to helping people design and build safer, stronger structures for more than 65 years. Now we’re advancing our mission even further — to help build safer and stronger roads, highways, airport runways and other paved surfaces in North America and around the world.
Continue reading “A New Foundation for America’s Roads and Highways”
Back in August 2019, Los Angeles– and Berlin-based artist Tekena Koko staged an exhibition at his Los Angeles studio showcasing an installation of Simpson Strong-Tie Strong –Wall shearwalls.
The art exhibition was called Highly Value Engineered (HVE) and included several of our Steel Strong-Wall Shearwalls®, along with a stack of connectors.
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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 buildings from first sketch to final construction. The program serves communities around Salt Lake City and along the Wasatch Front. Continue reading “A Collaborative Simpson Strong-Tie ADU Build “
Simpson Strong-Tie marketing copywriter Sean Krainert made the decision to go tiny after realizing it fit with his minimalist lifestyle. Discover more about the tiny house movement and take a tour of his tiny house.
The phrase “tiny house” used to be a niche topic for discussion. Today, it has become the topic of conversation. With many binge-worthy reality shows balanced by documentaries that explore the physical and mental benefits of minimalistic living, this trend is gaining serious mainstream momentum, especially in the DIY community.
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Pounding waves. Ship collisions. Saltwater corrosion. Freeze and thaw cycles. Storm damage. From coast to coast, the nation’s wharves, sea walls, docks, and piers take an annual beating from sun, sand, wind, and surf, not to mention the wear and tear from supporting maritime and recreational boaters. Sure, they’re built tough, but extreme conditions put these structures in need of regular repair and restoration.
Continue reading “Extreme Environments and Shipping Traffic Batter Aging Marine Infrastructure, Necessitating Flexible Repair Solutions”