Seismic Restraints, Vibration Isolation and Noise Control
Seismic Isolation & Wind Bracing Life safety and operational capabilities of spaces during and after a seismic event have been key concerns for mechanical and civil design engineers, industry associations and regulatory authorities. The specialty is split into categories where the seismic design for structural elements comes under the purview of the civil design the non-structural MEP components and equipment that cover all that comer under the HVAC scope of work are part of a mechanical design. ITS and the manufacturing partners provide the application and design expertise for the HVAC components. The changing seismic patterns, reclassification of zones and introduction of performance-based specifications need product design, application and mechanical design expertise that ITS brings to its customers.
The restraint requirement for wind bracing can be in addition to seismic restraints or a stand-alone requirement and it is dependent on the location, wind loading effect and other project requirements based on regional and site conditions.