Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, and New Jersey-based MOSO North America, the global A-brand in bamboo building products, have partnered on products and software to enable customers to plan and design their deck projects with Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software.
The free-to-use online deck building software allows contractors, deck builders and homeowners to design and build their own custom deck rendering using MOSO Bamboo X-treme decking material, along with structural products and technical knowledge from Simpson Strong-Tie. The planner provides customers with all the information they need to build a safe, durable, and sustainable deck.
In addition, the deck planner has features that are unique to a MOSO Bamboo X-treme deck. Users are able to select from the various widths of MOSO Bamboo X-treme decking boards (4”, 6” and 7”) to see how each will look and to properly estimate material needs. In addition to deck boards, the program can estimate quantities for all MOSO bamboo decking-related products, including fascia boards. Another feature can even age the designed deck to show users how the bamboo will naturally change color as a result of prolonged exposure to the elements.
The Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software allows users to be creative in building entirely custom decks with detailed renderings, construction drawings and material lists. Users can also connect with MOSO North America material suppliers in their area to obtain pricing and get assistance in accurately estimating project costs.
About MOSO North America: MOSO develops and creates bamboo products for interior and exterior applications that meet the highest technical requirements and quality standards, enhance the beauty of applications, and are made from the sustainable, renewable resource Moso bamboo. In 2017 MOSO launched the subsidiary MOSO North America to serve the Canadian and US market, with a focus on the outdoor collection: Bamboo X-treme. They can be found online at moso-bamboo.com/us
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.: Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com