Our research and development activities have led to many advances in the building industry. Over the years, we have developed countless products that help ensure structural safety and reduce cost, and created new construction systems to improve the way structures are designed and built.
The development of our first factory-built wood shearwall – the Wood Strong-Wall® Shearwall – was another important milestone. The introduction of prefabricated shearwalls not only brought an alternative to site-built walls, but also helped streamline the quality, consistency and performance of shearwalls in the field.
Pioneering the use of structural fasteners (Strong-Drive® structural fasteners) with engineered structural connectors improved the strength and performance of wood-frame building connections as well as significantly reduced installed costs. This product change led by Simpson Strong-Tie was well-received in the field and in the engineering community.