Simpson Strong-Tie, a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions, featured its innovative, award-winning Strong Frame special moment frame during the PCBC tradeshow at Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 25-26.
This product was one of only 16 selected to win a 2014 Parade of Products@PCBC award, which is given by the California Building Industry Association to the top products representing the best in innovation and new product solutions. The special moment frame was then entered in the “People’s Choice Award” during the show. PCBC attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite product via social media during two-day show.
The Strong Frame special moment frame is a cutting-edge lateral system solution designed to help prevent structural damage in earthquakes. It features new patented Yield-Link™ structural fuse technology. During a seismic event, the beam-to-column links are engineered to bear the brunt of lateral forces, keeping the structural integrity of the beams and columns intact. With bolt-on/bolt off ability, the links are fully replaceable if damaged, making replacement easier and faster because the beam and columns can remain in the structure during repairs.