Structural connector producer Simpson Strong-Tie and bamboo building products manufacturer MOSO North America have partnered on products and software to enable customers to design their deck projects with Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software.
The free-to-use online software allows contractors, deck builders, and homeowners to create 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 all the information they need to build a safe, durable and sustainable deck.
In addition, the planner has features that are unique to a MOSO Bamboo X-treme deck. Users can 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 software allows users to build custom decks with detailed renderings, construction drawings, and material lists. Users can also connect with MOSO North America material suppliers in their area to get pricing and assistance in accurately estimating project costs.