Drift Clip Provides Strong Steel Connection

Simpson Strong-Tie’s HWDC head-of-wall drift clip connector is designed to provide engineers, builders, and framing contractors with a stiffer and stronger cold-formed steel connection while allowing for horizontal and vertical movement during high-wind and seismic events. The HWDC is used to secure the head of a wall to the bottom of a slab or beam and is designed for multiple anchorage location options to allow screws to be installed closer to the bend in the hardware. The addition of a third anchorage slot to the HWDC also provides a secure installation solution for clips overhanging beam flanges. It is fabricated from G90 galvanized steel for protection against corrosion and is sold with #14 shoulder screws that fit the vertical slots for attachment to stud framing.