Load capacities for the Strong Frame Moment Frame are calculated using reference standards from the International Building Code, along with Design Guides from AISC. Design of the beam and column elements are in conformance with AISC 360. Beam to column connection design is per AISC 341 and AISC Design Guide #4 and #16. The base plate connection is calculated per second edition of the AISC Design Guide #1.
Strong Frame ordinary moment frames are now code-listed under the 2006 and 2009 IRC/ IBC ( IAPMO UES ER-164) after a rigorous review by a nationally-recognized structural engineering firm contracted through IAPMO UES. Our 368 standard frame models and anchorage solutions are listed, and therefore do not require a calculation package. For other frames, request to be contacted regarding calculation packages. In addition, a Simpson Strong-Tie field representative is always available to come to your office or job site and discuss the Strong Frame Ordinary Moment Frame or any other Simpson Strong-Tie product.