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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 …

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Calculating Anchorage Capacities for Nonstructural Components Used on 2012 IBC Projects

This document has been drafted as an aid to engineers who are not members of VISCMA, but who may be involved in the attachment and restraint of non‐structural components. It will offer a guide through the code documents detailing the 2012 IBC requirement to increase the design loads by a factor of 2.5 (or reduce …

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Understanding The IBC (International Building Code) (Architectural Components and Equipment Restraint)

The intent of this document is to offer some simplified guidance to understanding the above code and how it applies to nonstructural components. Significantly more detailed information is provided in the code itself. Before applying the information in this document, the code should be reviewed for further clarification on many of the details that are …

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