Specify – July 2018


    01. Moment post base

    Simpson Strong-Tie’s MPBZ moment post base received an ICC-ES code listing for moment resistance. The MPBZ, which is the first off-the-shelf product to provide moment resistance for wood columns or posts, is now code listed under ICC-ES ESR-3050 for its 4×4 and 6×6 sizes. The MPB44Z and MPB66Z are also code listed for uplift, download, and lateral resistance. The patent-pending MPBZ is ideal for freestanding outdoor structures such as pergolas, patios, carports, and decks. It features an overlapping sleeve design that completely encapsulates the post, keeping it from rotating around its base when lateral loads are applied at the top of the post.

    Simpson Strong-Tie



    02. Anti-microbial filter media

    Fabco Industries, Inc. said its proprietary FABGUARD anti-microbial pesticide is now registered in the state of California in addition to 17 other key stormwater markets. According to the company, FABGUARD media is an effective solution for reducing coliform bacteria in stormwater, industrial wastewater, and municipal wastewater applications. When combined with Fabco’s stormwater filtration systems, FABGUARD can be configured to reduce bacteria using centralized or decentralized treatment at varying flow rates. FABGUARD can be applied to catch basin inserts like StormBasin and StormPod systems for retrofit applications. FABGUARD also works with end-of-pipe solutions such as the cartridge-based StormSafe and high-flow Helix vaults.

    Fabco Industries, Inc.



    03. Stormwater filtration system

    The CULTEC Separator Row designed by CULTEC is an inexpensive method of removing total suspended solids from the CULTEC chamber system and providing easier access for inspection and maintenance. It earned performance verification from Canada’s Globe Performance Solutions. When installed with CULTEC No. 410 and No. 4800 geotextiles, the CULTEC Separator Row will remove at least 80 percent of suspended sediment at a flow rate of 24 gallons per minute, the company said. Sediment is trapped within the Separator Row and may be removed through back flushing of the row. Captured pollutants are flushed into a sumped access manhole for vacuuming. The process repeats until the Separator Row is completely free of sediment and debris.