Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, introduces its new Anchor Reference Tool (ART). The web-based ART helps users locate recommended Simpson Strong-Tie mechanical or adhesive anchor products and solutions for common competitor products.

Designed to be used by anyone from engineer to installer, the ART selects Simpson Strong-Tie anchor-system products that are the closest match in performance, application or code listing to the alternate manufacturer’s product, using the product name or code listing. From there, the user may link to the appropriate anchor product page or go directly to the Simpson Strong-Tie Product Submittal Generator to create a substitution/submittal request form.

ART features include:
• Easy-to-navigate drop-down selection menus
• Search capabilities by either product or code report
• Search results that link to designated product pages
• A link to the Product Submittal Generator to produce substitution/submittal documents

“The ART web-based application is a great step in helping engineers and builders select Simpson Strong-Tie products for their projects where competitor products have been specified,” said Bill Georges, VP, Infrastructure, Commercial & Industrial – North America. “We are pleased to add this latest anchor-focused tool to our library of more than 20 web, mobile and desktop software apps.”

ART currently features anchoring adhesive, mechanical anchor and general purpose anchor solutions. Future versions will expand capabilities to include regionally-specific requirements and an expanded list of common products.

To use this free, web-based application, visit,

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