Simpson Strong-Tie Publishes Updated Design Guide

Simpson Strong-Tie has published its updated Strong-Rod Design Guide to help engineers, architects, and builders achieve continuous load paths in multistory and mid-rise light-frame wood buildings. The guide provides detailed instructions for achieving maximum resistance for both seismic and high-wind forces, while ensuring installation efficiency on jobsites. Additionally, the guide contains new products from Simpson Strong-Tie, including larger sizes of the RTUD ratcheting take-up device, and information on UL qualifications through-penetration firestop systems for RTUD and ATUD components. “With the increase in mid-rise and multi-story construction, there has been a corresponding need for expert advice on how to incorporate continuous rod systems to account for lateral and uplift loads,” says Sam Hensen, vice-president of connectors and lateral systems for Simpson Strong-Tie.