USRC Platinum Member

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, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company’s extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit

The work of the USRC seismic building rating system will help building owners and occupants better understand the estimated performance expected from the type of building they currently own or occupy so they can make better decisions on whether strengthening is needed or another building solution is necessary. The building rating system will help communities better understand their seismic risk and therefore work to not only reduce loss of life in vulnerable buildings, but also to become more resilient and bounce back from an earthquake sooner, reducing losses to the economy and fabric of the community.

Contact :

Jeff Ellis, S.E.
Louay Shamroukh, S.E.
Tim Kaucher, P.E.