An HD2 purlin wall tie installation in which the nut to the wedge anchor has not been installed. It is likely that the threads to this anchor were damaged during installation, and that the contractor didn't want to take the time to either clean up the damaged threads, or cut them off. This situation tends to occur more often than we would like. In addition, if you look closely, the 5/8" bolts that should have been used with this HD2 installation have been replaced with 1/2" bolts. This was typical of every HD2 installation throughout two buildings.
At another location in the same building as the previous photo, an HD2 installation is missing one of it's two bolts. In addition, the nut does not appear to be completely threaded onto the anchor.
At yet another location in the same building as the previous photos, an HD2 installation is missing one of it's two bolts.
The strap tie in this photo appears to have been bent back and fourth at least once, and appears to be of little use. The HD2 below appears to have been installed with an anchor nut and both bolts, but due to fact that the bolts are 1/2" instead of 5/8" combined with the excessive flexibility of an HD2, this connection will still be relatively useless during an earthquake.
Even though this strap tie was very badly misaligned, someone was still able to attach it to the glulam beam with a few nails. Even so, this connection will be relatively useless during an earthquake.