TIME IS MONEY.
Hurricane ties are stamped sheet metal pieces that are attached when building in coastal zones. The process to install them is time consuming and laborious – and potentially dangerous. It requires a worker on a ladder, compressor, hose and nail gun. The worker must move and climb up and down the ladder to make each connection. Each hurricane tie must be nailed with up to ten nails!
IDEAZ teamed up with OMG to create the new FrameFast device that would make stamped hurricane ties obsolete. It is a paradigm shift in how hurricane compliant wood connections are made. Simply put, it consists of a FrameFast device, powered by Milwaukee, and a single proprietary fastener developed by Fastenmaster. No ladder, no compressor and hoses needed. The code compliant connection is made in under 10 seconds without a ladder.
FastenMaster, a division of OMG.