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Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame Special Moment Frame Product and Service Offering

Strong Frame Special Moment Frame

Strong Frames

Combining the beam, column and link sections, the Strong Frame special moment frames are offered in a variety of frame combinations, ranging from one-story, one-bay frames to multi-story, multi-bay frames. We currently have 192 preengineered models available for one-story, one-bay frames created by combining various sizes of columns (in pairs) with various sizes of beams.

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One-Story x One-Bay Frames

One Story Frame
Legend Standard Sizes
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Strong Frame Special Moment Frame Models by Numbers

Strong Frame Special Moment Frame Models by Numbers
Non-Standard Sizes
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The special moment frame has proven to perform exceptionally well in structures of up to four stories. This added capability gives Designers many possibilities for designing larger structures that are both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

Multi-Story x Multi-Bay Frames

Two-story and two-bay design
Two-story and two-bay design with added connections to field-installed custom steel attachments
Strong Frame special moment frames
Strong Frame special moment frames can be used in varying designs, including a four-story and four-bay stepdown custom special moment frame design with first-floor uneven column height
Three-story and multi-bay custom special moment frame
Three-story and multi-bay custom special moment frame design with uneven column heights and offset frame alignment
offset column attachment to horizontal beam
Frames can be designed with offset column attachment to horizontal beam span