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Reception / Open House

Building Connections: Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium

2nd Floor, Town Square
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About the event

Join Simpson Strong-Tie engineers and field specialists on Saturday, October 5 where you will learn how structural connectors and pre-engineered building components help structures perform safely to resist natural hazards such as high winds and earthquakes. You will also acquire useful tips and insightful perspectives that will help you build your career path. Hear stories from building industry professionals about their career journeys in structural engineering, architecture and construction management.

There will also be lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to interact with the experts from Simpson Strong-Tie. Grab hold of an auto-feed screw gun and sink screws into steel and wood structural panels. Learn about how a new generation of structural fasteners are upending the old methods of making connections. Experience what it is like to impact-drive mechanical anchors into concrete and see how much load a fully cured adhesive anchor achieves when subjected to a pull test. You will witness a concrete beam tested to failure and learn how a small carbon fiber can significantly boost its strength. In addition, we will share details with you about how to apply for Simpson Strong-Tie’s undergraduate Student Scholarship program.

Gift Card Drawing

We will be giving away a Bookie gift card at the end of the symposium. You must attend the entire symposium and be present to win.

Symposium Schedule

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. Sign-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Seminar Begins
11:30 a.m. Free Lunch Provided
12:30 p.m. Hands-on Demonstration & Testing
3:00 p.m. Symposium Concludes



Robin Bielenberg
(509) 335-3342