How to Build a Stronger Deck

Our new Build a Stronger Deck video series guides viewers through the most important steps to building a safer, stronger deck from the ground up. New episodes of Build a Stronger Deck will air each week throughout the summer. Catch up on the first five videos.

New Code Report for PFS

The Strong-Wall® site-built portal frame system (PFS) is now code listed. Its comprehensive hardware kit allows for quick, accurate installation of single and double portal frame assemblies in garages and other wall assemblies. The PFS is code listed and tested for performance — so you can maximize openings without compromising strength. Create site-built walls faster, stronger and more economically with the PFS.

RCA Rigid Connector Angle Available in Greater Lengths

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added 9” and 11” clips to our existing lineup of general-purpose utility clips designed for a wide range of cold-formed steel construction applications. The new RCA utility clip lengths save contractors time and labor on the job by providing them with a wider assortment of precut clips complete with prepunched holes for quick and accurate fastener attachment.

Does My Building Need a Seismic Retrofit?

Retrofitting buildings for earthquakes can be necessary depending on the type of structure or on regional hazards. It may also be required by local codes and programs designed to mitigate seismic risk of vulnerable structures. Our Soft-Story Retrofit Guide consolidates a variety of retrofit resources in one place, including soft-story design codes and requirements, building survey tips, retrofit solutions, and design tools. View all our soft-story retrofit resources.