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

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.

Media Note

Registered media attending IBS 2022 who are interested in visiting with Simpson Strong-Tie to review new products and solutions or to interview Simpson Strong-Tie technology and design experts can make an appointment with Chris Wood at