Specifying an anchor tiedown system (ATS) is unlike specifying any other Simpson Strong-Tie® product because you can't just turn to a page in a catalog, find your load and then select a product. Many variables are involved in specifying an ATS, and you have several options for delivering the information in construction documents. For a better understanding of the different design solutions for wood-frame, multi-story buildings, see below.
The following topics provide a general overview of issues to consider when specifying an ATS system:
Also see Methods for Specifying ATS