Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the release of its 2020 “Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction,” catalog, a reference guide designed to aid customers in identifying the right products from its line of connectors and other product solutions for cold-formed steel (CFS) construction projects.
Created for suppliers, architects, engineers, erectors, and contractors, the “Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction,” catalog eases the process of specifying project-appropriate CFS connector solutions, with product pages including detailed features and benefits, building graphics with product callouts, installation sequence visuals and notes, associated tools and products — all tailored to help CFS engineers and builders work smarter and faster.
The 2020 CFS catalog also contains information on several Simpson Strong-Tie innovations, including the HYS hybrid strut, a CFS strut designed and tested for applications as either a slide or rigid clip; the SHH Header Hanger engineered to support CFS box headers; the DSSCB bypass framing drift strut connector; the SCS seismic bypass framing connector; updated designs for RCKW kneewall connectors; the DBR interior bracing spacer; Ready Products hand-bendable curved framing; and the latest version of its CFS Designer software.
“Simpson Strong-Tie carries a complete line of CFS solutions designed to optimize any CFS design, and the 2020 ‘Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction,’ catalog helps CFS professionals identify products and systems that are load rated for strength and performance,” says Clif Melcher, senior CFS product manager for Simpson Strong-Tie. “Whether you need products or design, solving your structural problems is our passion, and the 2020 CFS connectors catalog makes it easy to find information and project solutions quickly.”
Additional 2020 catalog enhancements include:
- An alphabetical index for fast reference on the go
- Color-coded tabs to locate information on product categories
- Load tables and allowable load determination explanations
- A code reference key
- Important installation notes
- Product instructions broken down separately for installers and for designers
- Conversion charts and corrosion information