Simpson Strong-Tie introduced its pre-engineered Strong Frame ordinary moment frames in 2008 as an alternative to expensive site-built frames.
Simpson Strong-Tie introduced its pre-engineered Strong
Frame ordinary moment frames in 2008 as an alternative to expensive site-built
frames. Presently, the company expanded the product offering by adding a new
16-foot tall column and 14-, 18- and 20-foot wide beams. There are now a total
of 368 frames to choose from. The company will showcase its newly code-listed
Strong Frame ordinary moment frame and other products at PCBC in San Francisco, June 9-11, and the AIA event in Miami, June 10-12.
The company is also launching a made-to-order Strong Frame
program using the product’s current plate girder geometries. Clear opening
frame sizes are available in widths 6 feet to 20 feet, 4 inches and heights 6
feet to 19 feet, 10½ inches. There is an extended lead time of up to six weeks
for custom-size, non-catalog components.
Strong Frame catalog-size frames and custom-size frames are
now code listed (see IAPMO ES ER-164).
To help designers with specification, a new Strong Frame
Selector Software has been developed. By inputting loads, height, width and
available space for columns, the program will create a list of available
frames, ranked according to relative price, and provide anchorage options. The
new software is available online for download.
For more product information, to download or request the new
Strong Frame catalog and to watch a new installation video (available
mid-June), visit www.strongtie.com/strongframe.
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