URS: Methods for Specifying
We recognize that, when designing midrise, residential structures, you must first address several design considerations to determine the best-quality and most appropriate wind uplift restraint solution. The Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Rod™ Uplift Restraint System for Roofs (URS) is the result of years of development and testing of continuous rod tiedown systems and their components. When you choose the URS, you will have the peace of mind that comes with specifying the only continuous rod tiedown system on the market that meets the life-safety design parameters of ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria 391.
To make your design work easier, we currently offer the following three methods of specifying our Strong-Rod URS: