For more than 65 years, USA based structural systems and technology giant Simpson Strong-Tie has lead the industry in product development, engineering, testing and training. Now, their new Mass Timber Construction Solutions offer continues that tradition of design flexibility and engineering excellence.
Simpson extensively test their connection solutions to ensure they will perform in the toughest of conditions. Adding this to the quality and variety of product lines gives engineers more freedom to design flexibly, while still having confidence in reliability and performance.
Their connector products comply with the AU/NZ timber connector requirements, and are suitable with AU and NZ sawn timber species, CLT, LVL and other engineered wood products designed by specific engineering design using AS1720, NZS AS 1720.1, or NZS3603, or for prescriptive/conventional connector applications using AS1684 or NZS3604. The characteristic and design values they publish are determined from test and calculation values in accordance with AS1649, AS1720, and NZS 3603 for use with limit state design methods, and consider joint slip. Having published corresponding deflection limits for holdown connectors enables engineers to design for connection stiffness.
Simpson also offers design parameters for their construction fastener range aligned with the recently published NZ AS1720.1 and Eurocode 5 methodology to further provide flexibility for the designer and to cater for up-to-date design methodologies in our market.
If you require project specific guidance, they have a team of experienced world-class structural engineers that are happy to assist designers with technical support and customer service, and a variety of local projects providing confidence and inspiration for your next mass timber build.
Best of all, you can count on products being readily available as Simpson carry stock of every line in their new Mass Timber Construction Catalogue on the ground here and ready to go when your builder needs it.