PFS System from Simpson Strong-Tie Now Code Listed

August 2020

Simpson Strong-Tie has received code listing from the International Code Council Evaluation Services for its Strong-Wall® site-built portal frame system designed to provide an easy way to meet code-defined wall bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.
Launched in March 2019, the PFS is designed and tested for site-built simplicity to provide engineers and builders with a faster, easier solution for maximizing wall openings without compromising strength. Simpson Strong-Tie worked extensively with ICC-ES and an industry consortium of wood and engineered wood manufacturers to develop testing criteria and achieve code listing for the PFS.
Part of a larger suite of prescriptive design and construction solutions from Simpson Strong-Tie, the PFS is supported by an online wall-bracing length calculator, a bracing selector app, and other free tools available on to help meet IRC wall bracing requirements.