Simpson Strong-Tie introduced the SUBE bridging connector for cold-formed steel. The wall-stud bridging connector is designed to connect cold-rolled channel at the end of a wall or single-stud jamb condition, or at the ends of panel walls, curtain walls or load-bearing conditions. The result is faster and simplified bracing with less buildup.

SUBE connects to the open face of the stud, installing with two screws to the stud lips, effectively limiting drywall buildup to save time and money; the u-channel attaches to the bottom of the connector with two additional screws. Because the connector’s outer flanges allow it to fit snugly over the open side of the stud, no special tools or clamping are required. The design also eliminates sharp-point screw perforations, helping to create a safer work environment.

“By removing the potential for drywall bulge and on-site safety issues, contractors using the SUBE bridging connector can efficiently terminate end-of-wall bracing, saving both time and money,” said Clifton Melcher, group product manager for Simpson Strong-Tie.

SUBE is crafted from 16-gauge steel with a galvanized finish. The connector’s design values ensure compliance with AISI S100 Sections C2.2.1 and C2.3 for axially and laterally loaded studs. Flexible design solutions accommodate web thicknesses of 33 mils (20-gauge) through 97 mils (12-gauge) and stud sizes of 3 5/8 and 6 inches. For more information, visit