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Method 3: Customized Runs | Canada

Method 3 — Your Partner During the Project Design Phase

Simpson Strong-Tie offers complimentary design services to assist those Specifiers considering the inclusion of the Strong-Rod™ Anchor Tiedown System (ATS) for shearwall overturning restraint. For years, Simpson Strong-Tie has leveraged its testing and overall industry experience to provide world-class, customized design services for Designers of multi-storey wood structures.

Why Use Our Design Services?

  • Receive customized shearwall overturning restraint solutions
  • Collaborate during the project design phase
  • Receive a full set of drawings and calculations to add to your submittal
  • Maintain the flexibility to provide the most cost-effective solution for your project
  • Gain trusted technical expertise in critical rod tiedown system design considerations

Typical Engagement Process

  1. Determine the shearwall layout and establish the shearwall overturning demand loads.
  2. Download the ATS Spreadsheet. Fill out the requested information and email it to engineeringservices@strongtie.com. We'll review your submittal and contact you if we have any questions. In a few days, you will receive a complete ATS design package to include with your project submittal. The package will include:
    • Calculations for each unique rod run
    • Elevation drawings for each unique run identifying each component in the rod run
    • Typical detail sheet showing installation details
    • General notes to include in the plans
    • Upon request
      • Compression post design and specification
      • Anchorage to concrete podium slab options to aid your anchorage specification