MiTek Releases Online Hardy Frame Design Tool
Originally published by: MiTek USA — September 26, 2017
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MiTek USA today announced that MiTek Builder Products now offers a Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame Design Manager online tool for designing Hardy Frame Special Moment Frames (HFSMF). Hardy Frame Special Moment Frames are used in the design, construction, and retrofit of single- and multi-story wood-frame structures in residential and light-commercial markets. Engineered to resist significant lateral forces from high wind and seismic loads, Hardy Frame Special Moment Frames are state-of-the-art, pre-fabricated, pre-engineered systems that utilize next-generation SidePlate® moment connection technology.
The Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame Design Manager is highly interactive and replaces tedious manual input forms. As the user enters dimensions, the Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame is instantly drawn to scale. The input is continuously checked for consistency and accuracy, preventing costly specification errors and delays. Heights, inside and outside widths, and other important dimensions are displayed, including clearance reductions for nailers and SidePlates®.
Seismic, wind, and serviceability design data under the 2012 or 2015 IBC are interactively entered and checked. ASCE-7 dead, live, seismic, and wind patterns applied as uniform, point, or loading-at-the-joint are displayed in a user-friendly graphic interface. Vertical, lateral, and moment load types are allowed.
To make the Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame submittal process even easier, the new Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame Design Manager transmits Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame design requests instantly to the Hardy Frame Engineering Division for immediate design.
About MiTek Builder Products
A division of MiTek USA, Inc., MiTek Builder Products integrates a number of businesses, building products, and brands, which MiTek has assembled after a remarkable series of acquisitions. These product brands include USP Structural Connectors, the Z4 Tie-Down System, and Hardy Frame, as well as DIY Technologies’ design software solutions for decks. Also offered through the MiTek Builder Products division is SAPPHIRE® Supply, an estimating and design module within the MiTek SAPPHIRE software suite.