Simpson Strong-Tie, manufacturer of engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Yield-Link® brace connection (YLBC), a structural steel solution for dissipating energy through a fuse connection, creating a resilient steel frame that protects the beam column and brace during seismic and wind events.
Simpson insist the YLBC is simple for designers to incorporate into new construction or retrofits, helps reduce testing and inspection costs, and requires no field welding. The product joins the company’s growing range of structural steel construction solutions made to simplify design and installation processes.
“The Yield-Link® brace connection provides structural steel engineers and specifiers with a design-friendly, fully tested product. Fabricators and erectors will appreciate how fast and easy it is to install,” says Tim Ellis, business development manager for structural steel at Simpson Strong-Tie. “For building owners, the YLBC reduces costs and construction time and helps provide a safe, resilient structure.”
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