Three top-storey run termination options are provided to tailor the solution to the project’s specific needs. The option chosen will depend on construction preference or structure conditions, such as sloped top plates, truss/rafter locations that may conflict with top-plate termination and available space above top plates for the take-up device assembly.
The traditional termination is the top-plate termination. However, run stops below the top plate using the bridge block or strap detail are often necessary or preferred. The bridge block detail accommodates high loads with installation from the inside of the structure. Where loads are lower and straps are preferred, the strap detail can be used. With the design support services we offer, Simpson Strong-Tie will also verify each specified run application and recommend the best termination method for the given project. Consider these variables when specifying run terminations.