New Strong-Wall SB Shearwall Featured at 2014 Builders’ Show
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will showcase its new field-trimmable, prefabricated wood Strong-Wall SB shearwall and other time-saving products at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-6, in booth C1827.
The Strong-Wall SB shearwall provides greater lateral-force resistance for a broad range of residential and multifamily applications, including garage portals and large openings. The wall is available in dimensions ranging from 12"x7' to 24"x20' for standard, portal, two-story stacked, balloon-framing and rake-wall applications. Unlike other prefabricated walls, the SB shearwall is field-trimmable for custom applications and rake walls. It also is designed to easily fasten to headers with convenient drill zones and a chase for wiring. The wall is code listed to the 2012 International Building Code (ICC-ES ESR-2652) and the City of Los Angeles building code (RR25730).
The company will also feature its Strong Frame special moment frame, a cutting-edge lateral system solution designed to help prevent structural damage in earthquakes, and Steel Strong-Wall shearwall, a composite design that features some of the highest allowable loads in the industry while offering easy and fast installation.
In addition, attendees will be able to preview and download the new Simpson Strong-Tie Literature Library mobile app, which enables users to easily view catalogs, fliers and technical bulletins on their mobile devices. With the app, users can customize their “library,” search for products and bookmark favorite catalog pages. The Literature Library app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android.