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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Engineering As a Rewarding Career

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Engineering department held its annual engineering summit, giving our engineers across the country an opportunity to gather together for some team bonding and fun activities. Hear from branch engineer Phillip Hui about his experience at the summit and his thoughts on being an Excellence in Engineering award recipient. 

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