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ATS: Three Methods for Specifying

We recognize that specifying Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Rod™ Anchor Tiedown Systems (ATS) for Shearwall Overturning Restraint is unlike choosing any other product we offer. You must first address several design considerations to ensure that the system will be able 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 and the 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 all requirements of the applicable building code. Simpson Strong-Tie can assist in compression post designs. Click here to contact us.