New Strong-Wall PFS from Simpson Strong-Tie
Portal frame system cuts down on cost and contractor time.
Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS).
The system provides designers, engineers and builders with an easy way to meet code-defined wood wall-bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.
Available in single-wall and double-wall portal frame kits, the PFS includes holdown assemblies, standoff and adjustable post bases, truss-ply screws, connector screws, a 6-lobe T40 driver bit, and complete installation instructions. Contractors simply add lumber and assemble.
“Like most of the construction industry, builders in prescriptive markets are looking for ways to speed construction time by mitigating problematic and complex installations,” said Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Connectors and Lateral Systems Sam Hensen. “The Strong-Wall PFS provides a turnkey solution for constructing site-built walls while maintaining aspect ratios and design features at lower costs.”
In addition to reducing construction costs, the PFS can significantly cut contractor time onsite and negate callback issues associated with complex site-built alternatives.
Part of a larger suite of prescriptive design and construction solutions from Simpson Strong-Tie, the PFS is supported by an online wall-bracing length calculator, a bracing selector app, and other free tools to help designers meet IRC wall-bracing requirements.
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