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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium

Building Connections

Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium

Saturday, October 6, 2018
PACCAR Environmental Technology Building
2nd Floor – Town Square
9am – 3pm

Join Simpson Strong-Tie engineers and field specialists for a day of Building Connections where you’ll 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’ll 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 from an industry professional how steel decking is used to support structural floor and roof systems in commercial structures. And we’ll show you how a new generation of structural fasteners are upending the old methods of making connections. Experience what it’s 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’ll also witness a concrete beam tested to failure and learn how a small carbon fiber can significantly boost its strength. And we’ll share details with you about how to apply for Simpson Strong-Tie’s Student Scholarship program.

The Bookie Student Book Corporation Gift Card

Gift Card Drawing!!!

We’ll 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

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

Symposium Registration

Registration Closed
Registration for the 2018 Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium is now closed.


Jim Mattison
Outreach Coordinator
Simpson Strong-Tie
(206) 255-7017

About Simpson Strong-Tie

Since 1956, Simpson Strong-Tie has designed, tested and manufactured safe, strong, and innovative products for the construction industry making structures more sustainable, safer, and stronger. The company’s products are widely used in residential and commercial construction and specified by leading architects and engineers. In the last two decades, the company has expanded further with products for infrastructure and industrial construction, including mechanical anchors, adhesives and products that repair, protect, and strengthen concrete and masonry.