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Simpson Strong-Tie to Showcase New Outdoor Design Apps and Builder Software Solutions in the nextBUILD Tech Zone at IBS

Parul Dubey on February 7, 2022 - in Announcement, Events

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will bring a selection of its newest outdoor design apps and builder software solutions to the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) February 8-10 in Orlando, Florida.

Located in the nextBUILD technology zone at booth W6342, Simpson Strong-Tie will for the first time bring a sole focus to technology innovations at IBS, showcasing the new Fence Planner Software™, the Deck Planner Software™ app for iPad, and the LotSpec and Pipeline scalable builder software solutions.

After hosting an all-virtual event for 2021, NAHB is back with an in-person, live industry educational conference and tradeshow for 2022. The nextBUILD zone has been designated as the show’s primary stage for cutting-edge developments in home technology, automation, and software innovations designed for builder and LBM dealer attendees focused on growing more efficient, profitable businesses.

“The Builders’ Show continues to be a must-attend annual event and clearinghouse of emerging technologies, entrepreneurial ideas, and practical solutions for everyone involved in the business of homebuilding,” says Simpson Strong-Tie director of customer-facing software Tim Beckman. “We’re looking forward to connecting again with customers and colleagues and bringing compelling and scalable solutions as part of our first-ever IBS exhibition with a focus exclusively on builder software technology.”

Simpson Strong-Tie technology solutions to be showcased at nextBUILD booth W6342 include the following:

  • Now available as an iPad app, the free and easy-to-use Deck Planner Software™ from Simpson Strong-Tie allows builders, contractors, LBM suppliers, and DIYers to create customized designs, compile a complete materials list, and build a strong, safe structure. For builders and contractors, the software offers a way to expand value-added services, increase customer satisfaction, and line up more projects.
  • The new Fence Planner Software™ joins the popular Deck Planner and Pergola Planner Software™ apps as a robust, easy-to-use solution to simplify and streamline the fence planning process. Like all Outdoor Living Solutions apps from Simpson Strong-Tie, Fence Planner Software allows lumberyards and pro dealers to participate in a licensing program for co-branded or fully branded visibility within each app, increasing their own brand awareness and driving product sales.
  • LotSpec option management software optimizes every phase of the building process to provide a scalable solution for managing design options in both 2D or 3D workflows. LotSpec automates the process of creating “lot-specific” construction documents used for permitting and construction and provides a powerful set of tools for producing master-plan sets commonly used for bidding and approval processes.
  • Pipeline cloud estimating software is a web-based material management and estimation logic software solution that captures option changes to create site-specific purchasing, back-office, and construction documents, including full master-plan estimates, purchase orders from lot-specific, as-built reports, and management of option-on-option scenarios.


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 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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