A continuous rod tiedown system makes the ideal holdown application for multi-story construction where site-built shearwalls provide the main resistance to lateral overturning forces. If your firm wishes to include these systems in a deferred submittal process, several elements of your specification will merit consideration to ensure the proper performance of the designed structure.
Simpson Strong-Tie can provide customized runs for Designers who prefer to include only design loads and generic specifications on their construction drawings. This works well, provided that all the design information is clearly specified.
All this information is critical for specifying a system that meets the Designer's intent. To assist Designers who prefer this method of specification, we have created recommended installation drawings and notes. These details contain the critical information for designing the runs properly.
Also see Specification Considerations.