Choosing prefabricated versus site-built moment frames may save time and mitigate risk on the jobsite. Prefabricated frames have better quality control. Bolted assemblies simplify installation and reduce the risk of harmful fumes or fire. Your installation will be easier, and your jobsite safer.
Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame moment frames arrive ready for installation. Preattached wood nailers allow for quick connection to a light-frame structure, and no field welding means no onsite weld inspection is required. Strong Frame is the quick, easy and economical moment frame solution to your design challenges.
The Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame Design Guide (F-L-SFDG20) is intended to help designers and specifiers understand the Strong Frame design process, the important considerations and the services that Simpson Strong-Tie provides. It also provides installers with an overview of the ordering process. The Design Guide comprises seven main sections:
A checklist of the possible connections to the Strong Frame steel elements.
Frame opening measurement; ordering and lead time; special inspections; and more.