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Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Connector For Attaching Steel Studs To Concrete Supports

simpson-strong-tie-rca-cPleasanton, CA - Simpson Strong-Tie, supplier of engineered structural connectors, has expanded its lineup of rigid connector angles with the addition of the RCA-C, for attaching cold-formed steel (CFS) stud framing to concrete supports.

The RCA-C provides a choice of anchor options, including holes for a 1/2"-diameter anchor screw or bolt, or for two 1/4"-diameter concrete screws.

The Simpson Strong-Tie family of rigid connector angles include general-purpose clip angles designed for a wide range of cold-formed steel construction applications. With prepunched holes for fastener attachment, these L-shaped clips are designed to save time and labor on the job and can be used for miscellaneous header/sill connections to jamb studs, jamb stud reinforcement at track, u-channel bridging, stud blocking, bypass curtain-wall framing, joist connections and other applications.

“The RCA-C rigid connector angle for concrete is the most versatile angle for attachment to concrete in the market,” said Simpson Strong-Tie product manager Clif Melcher. “Plus, all RCA connectors have been rigorously tested and load rated, providing contractors with confidence in quality and performance for virtually any job.”

Fabricated from G90 galvanized steel for enhanced resistance to corrosion, additional features of the RCA-C include:

- 2" x 2" legs for room to make attachments to structure and stud framing

- Multiple screw pattern options for different load rating options on stud framing

- Prepunched holes for attachment of screws to stud framing and concrete

- A range of load applications—the connector can be used either to form a heavy-duty shear and tension connector or to form a light-duty moment connection

Prepunched holes on the RCA-C anchor leg provide options for attachment to concrete or masonry, which can be achieved with 1/2" Titen HD® or Strong-Bolt® anchors or 1/4" Titen HD or Titen Turbo™ anchors. For more information on the Simpson Strong-Tie family of RCA connectors, visit the rigid connector angles page on the company's website.

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

Simpson_Strong_Tie_logoSimpson Strong-Tie supplies structural connectors and related products for construction. For more information, visit

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