Tie-down multistory structures

December 01, 2007 |

Tie-down system for light-frame multistory structures in earthquake and high-wind regions has been redesigned with fewer parts, higher loads, and a rod-coupling device to restrain (or tie off) each floor. Simpson Strong-Tie’s Anchor Tiedown System is a continuous rod system that extends from the foundation to the top of the structure and is tied off at each level to provide the load capacity and overturning resistance required for multistory buildings. The ATS system eliminates the need for installers to precisely cut the rod at each floor. Only one precision cut is needed at the top floor, minimizing labor costs. Also, the ATS design has been simplified so there are fewer parts—64% less than the previous design—making it easier and faster to install.

Simpson Strong-Tie

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