Education and training about building safer and stronger structures is an important part of the work we do at Simpson Strong-Tie. The company annually sponsors a variety of campaigns to help support those in our industry.
Building Safety Month
Since 2012, Simpson Strong-Tie has been a major sponsor of Building Safety Month, a public awareness campaign offered by the International Code Council each year in May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. For more information on Building Safety Month, visit iccsafe.org/BSM.
StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes™
Along with the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH®) and other corporate partners, Simpson Strong-Tie sponsored the exhibit of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes™ at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. StormStruck is an interactive weather experience that provides Epcot visitors with what it might feel like to experience severe weather such as a hurricane. After guests have experienced “the storm,” they can learn about the latest scientific research relating to weather as well as home building and disaster safety recommendations for protecting homes against high-wind storms. This interactive exhibit opened in 2008 and has had more than five million visitors to date.