NOVA airs episode featuring Strong Frame® Special Moment Frame Testing for NEES-Soft

SEP_3617_group_photoNOVA, the highest rated science series on television, recently aired a segment on the Colorado State University-led NEES-Soft project that tested Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong Frame® special moment frames as a seismic retrofit solution for soft-story buildings. Simpson Strong-Tie and our special moment frame were prominently featured in the clip. You can watch the entire “Making Stuff Safer” episode on PBS here.

Upcoming Steel Deck Institute Webinars: 10/23 and 11/13

SDI logoSteel Deck Institute (SDI) is hosting a “Designing With Steel Roof Deck” webinar on October 23 and November 13 at 11 a.m. EST. The webinar is intended to expand participants’ knowledge of steel roof deck by introducing them to the benefits, manufacturing processes, shapes, properties, and finishes of this product. The basis of the presentation is SDI’s new Roof Deck Design Manual, which will be provided to participants. Various roof deck design considerations will be explored as well as an overall coverage of fasteners and industry construction practices.

CANAM/United Steel Deck and Vulcraft will be presenting. Simpson Strong-Tie will be moderating the webinar and providing two PDHs (0.2 CEUs) for participants. Click here to sign up for one of the webinars.

Congratulations to our Structural Engineering Blog One-Year Anniversary Winners!

To celebrate the first-year anniversary of the launch of our Structural Engineering Blog, in April we hosted a sweepstakes inviting you to comment on the blog or sign up for blog email updates. The five winning entries received a Simpson Strong-Tie Prize Pack, consisting of:

Congratulations to our winners:

T. Anderson – Oakland, California

S. Amren – Western Springs, Illinois

V. Eskelsen – Ballwin, Missouri

R. Kelley – Grandville, Michigan

D. Klostermeyer – Papillion, Nebraska

If you’d like automatic email updates when a new blog entry is posted (usually once a week), sign up here.

Remember to Enter To Win by Tuesday, 4/30

Remember to enter to win the Structural Engineering Blog one-year anniversary contest by Tuesday, April 30! April 2013 marks the one-year anniversary of the Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering Blog. To celebrate, we are holding a contest for our blog readers.

Everyone who posts a comment or subscribes to receive email notifications to the blog (new subscribers only) from now until April 30, 2013 will be entered to win one of five Prize Packs. The Prize Pack consists of:

The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents (except Quebec) only. One entry per person. Five entries will be randomly selected to receive a Prize Pack. You can read the Official Rules here.

Good luck!

Structural Engineering Blog: One-Year Anniversary

Photo credit: Thinkstock.
Photo credit: Thinkstock.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering Blog! To celebrate, we are holding a contest for our blog readers and sharing a few interesting statistics about the blog, along with our Top 5 Blog Posts from April 2012 to today.

Everyone who posts a comment or subscribes to receive email notifications to the blog (new subscribers only) from now until April 30, 2013 will be entered to win one of five Prize Packs. The Prize Pack consists of:

The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents (except Quebec) only. One entry per person. Five entries will be randomly selected to receive a Prize Pack. You can read the Official Rules here.

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Congratulations to the “Creative Use of Our Product” Contest Winners!

 

Engineered Desk: Winning photo of the Creative Use of Our Product contest. Photo credit: Alan Hanson, Simpson Strong-Tie.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Creative Use of Our Product” contest! This was our most popular post yet. Based on comments received, the Top 5 photos were:

1. Engineered Desk

2. Statue of David

3. Top Flange Spoiler Bracket

4. & 5. (Tie): Truss Coffee Table and HD Trailer Hitch Adapter

The winners of the Simpson Strong-Tie Prize Pack, chosen randomly among all comments on the post are:

1. Kimberly T., Brea, CA

2. Natalie D., Pleasanton, CA

3. Zoran P., Vaughan ON

4. Evan L., Pullman, WA

5. Mary P., Franklin, WI

Congratulations to the winners.

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Congratulations to the "Creative Use of Our Product" Contest Winners!

 

Engineered Desk: Winning photo of the Creative Use of Our Product contest. Photo credit: Alan Hanson, Simpson Strong-Tie.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Creative Use of Our Product” contest! This was our most popular post yet. Based on comments received, the Top 5 photos were:
1. Engineered Desk
2. Statue of David
3. Top Flange Spoiler Bracket
4. & 5. (Tie): Truss Coffee Table and HD Trailer Hitch Adapter
The winners of the Simpson Strong-Tie Prize Pack, chosen randomly among all comments on the post are:
1. Kimberly T., Brea, CA
2. Natalie D., Pleasanton, CA
3. Zoran P., Vaughan ON
4. Evan L., Pullman, WA
5. Mary P., Franklin, WI
Congratulations to the winners.
If you’d like automatic email updates when a new blog entry is posted (usually once a week), sign up here.

Congratulations to Our Structural Engineering Blog Sweepstakes Winners!

To launch our Structural Engineering Blog, in April we hosted a sweepstakes inviting you to sign up for blog email updates by June 1, 2012. Everyone who also posted a comment to the blog during that time period received a bonus entry into the sweepstakes. The five winning entries received a Simpson Strong-Tie prize pack. Congratulations to our winners:

Daniel Weinstein, VP of The Kachele Group, Inc. wears his Simpson Strong-Tie t-shirt from the prize pack.
 

R. Johnson – Chicago, Illinois

D. Bentti – Anchorage, Alaska

R. Porter – Westfield, MA

D. Weinstein, PE – Philadelphia, PA

Z. Andriuk – White Plains, MD

If you’d like automatic email updates when a new blog entry is posted (usually once a week), sign up here.

Contest Winners Announced Soon!

Thank you to everyone who subscribed to our new SE Blog! If you subscribed by June 1, you were automatically entered to win one of five Simpson Strong-Tie prize packs. Those of you who also posted a comment to the blog received a bonus entry. We will announce our winners on the blog soon. Good luck!

Official rules for the sweepstakes can be found here.