Simpson Strong-Tie Expands Frame Product Offering and Receives Code Listing
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.