Simpson Strong-Tie Educational Resources for Safe Deck Construction
More than a million decks are built and replaced each year in the United States. While decks are a popular feature of many homes, the construction and safety of decks has become a real concern within the building industry. Improper deck construction has resulted in a growing number of deck failures and related injuries and deaths.
Decks are required to meet certain code standards and load capacities, but it's estimated that of the millions existing decks, only half are code compliant — leaving millions of decks that may need to be rebuilt or retrofitted.
Here at Simpson Strong-Tie, we're committed to providing training and educational opportunities for our customers. We offer free online and in-person training opportunities for engineers, architects, dealers, contractors and inspectors.
Browse our literature, educational videos and training courses to make designing a safe, code-compliant deck easy.
Our wide array of literature features product guides, installation instructions, safety tips and more. Easily search to find the helpful deck content you are looking for.Browse Our Literature
We offer free online and in-person training opportunities regarding deck inspections and deck-building basics. Participants can earn professional development hours (PDHs) and continuing education units (CEUs).View Our Training Center
Deck Video Library
At your convenience you can follow along with installation videos or learn about key deck safety features from the experts.View Our Video Library
Where Great Backyards Begin
Whether you’re taking on a project for the love of the challenge, in need of a place to unwind, or creating spaces for family and friends — a strong, beautiful outdoor structure can make all the difference. Look through our ideas, tools and plans to find a project that sparks your interest.Explore Outdoor Living Solutions