Title: Choosing the Right Connections for Wind-Resistant Design
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM PT
Duration: 45 minutes plus live Q&A

This webinar has already taken place. A recording of the webinar will be available here, typically within one day.


Mother Nature doesn’t care what names we assign to storms, whether hurricane, tornado or straight-line winds. High winds are high winds, and as we’ve seen too recently, they can do a terrible amount of damage. However, we can take what we’ve learned and use it to design structures able to resist these forces.

Join us live on August 12 to learn about connectors and fasteners specifically designed to resist uplift and lateral forces caused by high winds. We’ll discuss the code requirements, continuous load path connections and the resources made available in our new High Wind Guide to assist with both design and construction. We’ll walk through an example on using the guide to select proper connections for a wood-framed structure, as well as discuss the right connectors for use with other construction materials, such as in wood-to-steel or wood-to-concrete/CMU connections.

As a result of attending this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Understand the use of the recently updated High Wind Guide in the design and construction of structures in high-wind regions
  • Identify various connections to complete a continuous load path from roof to foundation
  • Quickly navigate sections of the High Wind Guide
  • Identify connection options specific to high-wind regions that aren’t shown in other publications
Join Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Manager Bryan Wert and Education and Training Manager Billy Viars for an informative conversation about designing structures in high-wind regions. Participants in the live event will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Continuing education credits will be offered for this webinar. Participants can earn one professional development hour (PDH) or 0.1 continuing education unit (CEU). Contact training@strongtie.com with any questions.


Engineering Manager, Southeast US
Simpson Strong-Tie
Southeast Regional Training Manager
Simpson Strong-Tie