Hardy Frame is the original prefabricated steel shear wall and leader in lateral resistance systems
MiTek Builder Products, a division of MiTek-US, was formed out of inspiration to unify our builder products-focused teams around a single goal: To serve our customer with industry-leading product and support excellence, passionate commitment to customer success, and to deliver these through technological innovation, such as the Hardy Frame Shear Wall System, USP Structural Connectors and Z4 Tie-Down System.
Better Technology. Better Building.
Through the Builder Products division, we serve the construction industry with extensive offering of innovative products and solutions across a full range of structural connectors and software design tools for builders, framers and remodelers.
The Hardy Frame Shear Wall System, a MiTek product, is the leading pre-fabricated shear wall in the residential and multi-family building industry. The strength, stiffness and ductility of the Hardy Frame System enable architectural design that maximizes window and door openings without compromising the structural integrity.
Our Shear Wall System is comprised of Panels, Brace Frames and Special Moment Frames. Panels are a “C-Shape” available in 9 through 24 inch widths and Brace Frames are rectangular with a single diagonal member available in 32 and 44 inch widths.
- Special Moment Frames are a structural steel product that can be custom engineered and made to job specific conditions.
- Hardy Frame Shear Wall System resists lateral loads from earthquakes and wind forces.
- USP Structural Connectors provide a complete line of connections for the building’s entire load path from the ridge to the foundation and in multi-story applications.
- Z4 Tie-Down Systems provide a continuous top to bottom tie-down system that is engineered to be the most cost effective.
MiTek resources run deep. Born with the innovation of the first “gang-nail” plate in 1954, the company evolved through the mergers and acquisitions of more than 15 companies over its history as the world’s leading supplier of software, structural connectors, engineering services and automated manufacturing equipment to the component manufacturing industry. Their reputation as an innovative market leader, committed to the success of their customers, continues to grow.
As a company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, MiTek has pursued its vision and extended its reach, not only within the residential sector, but also to serve the broader commercial and industrial construction sectors with the same innovation, lasting value and enduring relationships.