Manage Your Risk in Seismic and Wind Design – Use a Qualified Professional Engineer

Non‐structural components such as HVAC equipment, pipe, duct, electrical systems, fire protection, etc., are essential for a building to operate as needed during and after an event such as an earthquake or storm. If building equipment or systems fail, the cost in public safety,and economic loss can be beyond the value of the building. To reduce risk of failure and exposure to liability, building owners and design professionals should insist the seismic and wind restraints for equipment and building systems in their projects be designed by a licensed professional engineer with unique experience in this specialty.

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