Simpson Strong-Tie released its Flood-Resistant Construction Guide as a resource for installing the company’s connector products in flood-prone regions. The Guide has proven to be a critical reference for the SURE HOUSE team as we work to design and build our flood-resilient, solar powered home.
As the 2015 hurricane season begins, we want to share how our sponsor, Simpson Strong-Tie, is working with Stevens Institute of Technology to help SURE HOUSE resist Jersey Shore storm and flood damage. For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, the company is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world. They are also a key supporter of the SURE HOUSE team.
SURE HOUSE students reached out to Simpson Strong-Tie after hearing that the company was instrumental in helping repair Jersey Shore boardwalks in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. They were extremely responsive. Simpson Strong-Tie has supplied the SURE HOUSE with unique hardware appropriate to the shore, and has offered advice on designing for high-wind and storm events. Their stainless steel structural ties, hangers and fasteners are what enables the deck, floor and roof of our home to remain anchored during storms while also resisting the every-day, highly corrosive coastal atmosphere along the shore.
SURE HOUSE has 1,000 square feet of interior space matched by 1,000 square feet of beautiful exterior deck. Our deck framing, fasteners and anchoring are all designed to meet both California’s strict seismic regulations, as well as New Jersey’s challenging coastal environment.