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Simpson Strong-Tie has been named a Vendor Partner by the Associated Construction Distributors International (ACDI), a co-operative association of independently owned and locally operated distributors of specialty construction products and equipment.
Simpson Strong-Tie is now an ACDI Vendor Partner for concrete repair products, anchoring adhesives, mechanical anchors, direct fastening systems, and carbide drill bits and accessories.
"We are excited for this new opportunity to work with ACDI members," said Mike Clemente, Simpson Strong-Tie director of New Business Development for Infrastructure, Commercial and Industrial Construction. "This is great timing as we continue to expand our concrete repair, anchoring, fastening and carbide product lines."
For nearly two decades, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on providing innovative product solutions for concrete applications. In September of 2013, the company launched its repair, protection and strengthening systems product line, further expanding its product offering to customers and presence in infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction. For more information, visit www.strongtie.com/rps.
ACDI was founded in 1968 and has members in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its distributors account for nearly $1 billion dollars in the sale of materials and equipment to the construction industry.
For more information about the vendor agreement with ACDI, please contact Mike Clemente at 800-999-5099.
Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, an industry leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, has a new video highlighting the first full-scale, cyclic tests of repaired wood piles using the FX-70® Structural Repair and Protection System. The tests verify the system's performance capabilities and will provide engineers with real-world data to help them evaluate the FX-70 system as a potential solution for their structural repair applications.
The three-minute video, available at www.strongtie.com/videolibrary, shows how the test was conducted at the Simpson Strong-Tie Tyrell Gilb Research Laboratory in Stockton, Calif. Developed by the Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Department, the testing demonstrated that the FX-70 jacket system performs as intended and is an effective structural repair solution.
Simpson Strong-Tie entered the repair, protection and strengthening industry after acquiring Fox Industries in late 2011. The FX-70 Structural Repair and Protection System was the first in-place repair solution for damaged concrete, steel and wood piles when it debuted in 1970, and many of those first repairs remain in service today. By eliminating the need to dewater the site or build cofferdams, FX-70 drastically reduces the overall expense and loss-of-use cost as the structure can generally remain in-service while the repair is executed. Manufactured in the U.S., the system is customized to the requirements of each project and site.
The Simpson Strong-Tie line of repair, protection and strengthening systems for concrete and masonry includes a wide variety of new products, including repair mortars, coatings, grouts, epoxies, sealants and the FX-70® structural repair and protection system. The new Repair, Protection and Strengthening Systems for Concrete and Masonry product guide features all of the new products and is available at www.strongtie.com/rps.
Pleasanton, Calif. – 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).
Simpson Strong-Tie 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™.
For more information, visit www.strongtie.com.
Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, demonstrated its continued commitment to the structural engineering community by becoming the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute's first Sustaining Organization Member.
SEI is a network of more than 20,000 individual members who represent the broad range and diversity of the structural engineering community. It is the premier organization committed to advancing the structural engineering profession by providing its members resources for research, education and standards development.
For nearly 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has led the industry in structural connector design. Today, Simpson Strong-Tie holds more patents than all other connector companies combined and has more than 60 engineers on staff. The work Simpson Strong-Tie does in its labs not only helps with new product development, but also with new technology and ideas for the industry on how structures are designed and built.
"We are proud to be the first SEI Sustaining Organization Member," said Jeff Ellis, S.E., director of Codes & Standards. "In addition to the research performed at our own test facilities, we also support the engineering community through academic collaboration with other researchers in the United States. Sponsoring SEI at this level is another great opportunity for us to support the structural engineering community."
Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie will feature new products, conduct product demonstrations and give World of Concrete attendees the chance to win a Weber® Genesis® barbeque by participating in a 'Drill n' Fill' product installation competition at its indoor (#S10507) and outdoor (#O31746) booths.
At booth #S10507 in the South Hall, Simpson Strong-Tie will feature the FX-70® structural repair and strengthening system, and demonstrate the latest version of its Anchor Designer™ software. The new anchorage design tool quickly and accurately analyzes an existing design or suggests anchorage solutions based upon user-defined design elements in cracked and uncracked concrete conditions.
New for 2014 is the Heli-Tie™ helical stitching tie, an innovative solution for preservation and restoration of masonry facades. Installed in the bed joint of damaged masonry courses, the type 304 stainless-steel helical tie distributes loads over a large surface area and provides corrosion-resistant reinforcement. The Heli-Tie is embedded in Simpson Strong-Tie® FX-263 rapid-hardening vertical/overhead repair mortar and covered with FX-263 or mortar patch to provide an inconspicuous repair.
Additional product demonstrations and a show-only special on product purchases will be featured as part of an ongoing strategic alliance with the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation at outdoor booth #O31658.
For more information and to demo these and other new products from Simpson Strong-Tie, visit 2014 World of Concrete booths #S10507 and #O31746 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 21-24.