As a lead industry supporter and research partner of the National Science Foundation-funded NHERI TallWood test, Simpson Strong-Tie is proud to participate in this groundbreaking initiative to investigate the resilience of tall timber buildings in earthquake-prone regions.
When developing quality products at Simpson Strong-Tie, we invest considerable resources into testing their strength and performance in the expected field applications. We have a number of labs across our branches to help us do this. One individual who helps make that happen is our McKinney, Texas R&D Lab Manager Francisco Hernandez. In this blog, Francisco shares what he does in his role and his journey with Simpson Strong-Tie.