The 2019–2020 Wood Construction Connectors catalog (C-C-2019) is a comprehensive guide to the company's most recent innovations and product line expansions as well as our existing solutions for wood construction applications. An indispensable reference document for anyone planning a wood structure, it features product information, including applicable specification and installation instructions, for wood-to-wood, wood-to-masonry and wood-to-concrete structural connectors.
This 340-page catalog features more than 14 new products and product line extensions, including new additions to the Outdoor Accents® collection of decorative hardware, and the MPBZ moment post base and BT brick tie product lines.
We are the first manufacturer to update all our wood construction connector allowable loads to meet the new standards in the 2015 and 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®). We have re-evaluated all of our load values, and the tables reflect these new values. Allowable loads that changed more than 5% — up or down — are indicated in red in the product load tables. These load changes do not affect completed and permitted projects, but Simpson Strong-Tie recommends use of these new values going forward.
Current projects in jurisdictions using 2012 or older building codes may be able to rely on the load values in our 2017–2018 Wood Construction Connectors catalog and use the current versions of our Connector Selector® software and Joist Hanger Selector web app. (Note: This software will be updated with the new allowable loads by the end of March 2019.) Check with local building officials to ensure acceptance.
To learn more about the 2015 IBC changes:
C-C-2019 expires 12/31/20. Replaces