We recognize that specifying the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Rod™ Anchor Tiedown System (ATS) for shearwall overturning restraint is unlike choosing any other product we offer. You must first address several design questions and considerations to ensure that the system will be configured to meet the design’s intent. For example, when determining whether to use Strong-Rod Systems or conventional holdowns and strapping, a Designer must determine the project’s incremental and cumulative loads or specification of elongation and system deflection limits. The Designer will need to determine the compression posts, sheathing thickness and grade, nailing schedule, horizontal drift, and meet all other requirements in accordance with the applicable building code.
We currently offer the following three methods of specifying: