Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has announced the release of its 2020 Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction catalog, a handy and inclusive reference guide designed to aid customers in quickly identifying the right products from the company’s comprehensive line of connectors and other product  solutions for cold-formed steel (CFS) construction projects.

Created for suppliers, architects, engineers, erectors, and contractors, the Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction catalog makes it easy to specify project-appropriate CFS connector solutions, with robust product pages including detailed features and benefits, building graphics with product callouts, installation sequence visuals and notes, associated tools and products — all tailored to help CFS engineers and builders work smarter and faster.

The 2020 CFS catalog also contains extensive information on several recent Simpson Strong-Tie innovations, including the HYS hybrid strut, the only CFS strut on the market designed and tested for applications as either a slide or rigid clip; the SHH Header Hanger value-engineered to support CFS box headers; the DSSCB bypass framing drift strut connector; the SCS seismic bypass framing connector; updated designs for RCKW kneewall connectors; the DBR interior bracing spacer; Ready Products hand-bendable curved framing; and the latest version of our popular CFS Designer™ software.

“Simpson Strong-Tie carries a complete line of CFS solutions designed to optimize any CFS design, and the 2020 Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction catalog helps CFS professionals identify products and systems that are load rated for superior strength and performance,” says Clif Melcher, senior CFS product manager for Simpson Strong-Tie. “Whether you need products or design, solving your structural problems is our passion, and the 2020 CFS connectors catalog makes it easy to find information and project solutions quickly.”

Additional 2020 catalog enhancements include:

  • An alphabetical index for fast reference on the go
  • Color-coded tabs to quickly locate information on product categories
  • Load tables and allowable load determination explanations
  • A convenient code reference key
  • Important installation notes
  • Product instructions broken down separately for installers and for designers
  • Conversion charts and corrosion information


For more information, or to view or download a PDF of the Simpson Strong-Tie® 2020 Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction catalog, visit