COMMINS MANUFACTURING

COMMINS MANUFACTURING PROVIDES THE FOLLOW SERVICES FOR SEISMIC RESTRAINT SYSTEMS:

 -DESIGN

 -ENGINEERING

 -TURN-KEY HARDWARE

 

WHAT DO SEISMIC RESTRAINT SYSTEMS DO?

THEY KEEP SHEAR WALLS TIGHT, EVEN WHEN WOOD SHRINKAGE OCCURS

WHERE YOU MIGHT FIND SEISMIC RESTRAINT SYSTEMS?

WASHINGTON, OREGON & CALIFORNIA: THESE THREE STATE LIE IN HIGHLY ACTIVE SEISMIC AREAS. NEW AND IMPROVED CODE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE AREAS SEEK TO MAKE BUILDINGS PERFORM BETTER DURING SEISMIC EVENTS

 

WHAT IS A TAKE-UP DEVICE?

A TAKE-UP DEVICE IS A MECHANICAL FEATURE THAT IS INSTALLED ONTO A SEISMIC RESTRAINT SYSTEM. AS A WOOD BUILDING SHRINKS OVER TIME THE TUD ADVANCES TO “TAKE-UP” THE LOOSNESS CREATED FROM THE SHRINKAGE. THIS ACTION KEEPS THE RESTRAINT SYSTEM TIGHT. TIGHT SYSTEMS PERFORM AS THEY ARE INTENDED TOO.

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