Kit Provides Joist and Beam Hanger Training
Simpson Strong-Tie's new training materials on properly installing joist and beam hangers recently received National Housing Quality (NHQ) certification from the NAHB Research Center.
Introduced at PCBC in San Francisco earlier this month, Simpson’s “Introduction to Joist and Beam Hangers” identifies the differences between typical face mount and top flange hanger installations and is designed to improve installation practices and reduce common callbacks on job sites.
The kit — the second that the manufacturer has developed for builders and trade contractors — contains an instruction video and guides for instructors and students, all provided in both English and Spanish and accessible via a CD-Rom.
“The Research Center’s NHQ Program is bringing together builders and contractors nationwide, and focusing the industry on doing things right the first time to increase customer satisfaction,” says Frank Alexander, NHQ program director at the Research Center. “Simpson’s latest certification is a great example of the integral role manufacturers play in raising the bar and improving the construction process.”
Simpson was the first building products manufacturer to sponsor the NHQ program and earn NHQ certification for its training materials. It released its first training kit on connector and fastener installation last year.
For more information about the NHQ Certified Training Materials program and to order a copy of Simpson’s certified training kit on joist and beam hangers, click here.