Specify – April 2018


    01. Pipe products app

    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. launched the ADS Installation Guides mobile application, offering installation instructions for its thermoplastic pipe products used in stormwater management and sanitary sewer applications. With specific instructions from jobsite handling and receiving, to in-field testing recommendations, the app is designed to be an easily accessible handbook. Installation instructions are provided for N-12, SaniTite HP, and HP Storm pipe products. The app is available in English and Spanish and is free to download via the App Store and Google Play.

    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.


    02. Stainless-steel screw anchors

    Simpson Strong-Tie’s large-diameter stainless-steel screw anchors for concrete and masonry are designed for severely corrosive interior or exterior environments. According to the company, the new stainless-steel Titen HD heavy-duty screw anchors (THDSS) deliver an advanced standard of performance for bridge, marine, and water treatment plant construction and retrofit applications. THDSS is now offered in larger 5/8-inch and 3/4-inch diameters suitable for heavier civil construction where corrosive elements pose a hazard to standard carbon-steel screw anchors. All stainless-steel Titen HD anchors are code listed in IAPMO UES ER-493 (concrete) and ICC-ES ESR-1056 (masonry) for a wide variety of applications.

    Simpson Strong-Tie


    03. Cold-formed steel e-book

    BuildSteel, a partnership of steel and construction industry organizations, released a free e-book, “Strength in the Face of Disaster: How Cold-Formed Steel Framing Keeps Buildings Safe,” exploring the durability and resiliency of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing when confronted with fire, cold weather, hurricanes, and flooding. The eBook explores the durability and resiliency of CFS, including steel’s impact on fire risk and insurance costs, five reasons cold-formed steel is ideal for winter construction projects, and resiliency of steel in the wake of hurricanes and flooding. Download the e-book at www.buildsteel.org/ebook-strength-face-disaster-cold-formed-steel-framing-keeps-buildings-safe.