Questions Answered: Designing Cladding Connections with Greater Flexibility Using the Edge-Tie™ System

On November 9, 2022, we hosted the second in a two-part series on the latest solutions for creating cladding connection designs for structural steel buildings. The second webinar provided a technical overview of the Edge-Tie system. Simpson Strong-Tie R&D engineers Abhishek Kulkarni and Fayad Rahman discussed the performance evaluation testing and design parameters for a … Continue reading “Questions Answered: Designing Cladding Connections with Greater Flexibility Using the Edge-Tie™ System”

Webinar Alert: Inventing the Edge-Tie System

This fall we’re hosting a two-part webinar series on the latest innovations in designing cladding connections for structural buildings. This first webinar, to be held on October 26, will cover some of the biggest challenges that fabricators, engineers, and contractors in the structural steel industry face when designing façade attachments to a building structure. We … Continue reading “Webinar Alert: Inventing the Edge-Tie System”

Reviewing 2021 IBC Changes for Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Design

“Change is the only constant in life” and “When you are finished changing, you are finished” are quotes from the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus and Benjamin Franklin, respectively. I’m reminded of them as I review the numerous changes to codes and standards during the typical three to five-year development cycles. While code and standard changes … Continue reading “Reviewing 2021 IBC Changes for Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Design”

Learn New Design Methods to Enclose Buildings Faster Webinar Q&A

In this post, we follow up on our October webinar, New Design Methods to Enclose Buildings Faster, by answering some of the interesting questions raised by attendees. During the webinar, we discussed new design methods and solutions for curtain-wall and cladding connections and how they can maximize efficiency and resiliency throughout the construction process. In … Continue reading “Learn New Design Methods to Enclose Buildings Faster Webinar Q&A”