Seismic and Windload Design


 The International Building Code has been adopted at the state or local level in 50 states plus Washington, D.C.   This code states that "... non-structural components that are permanently attached to structures and their supports...shall be designed and constructed to resist the effects of earthquake motions ."

 Does your project require seismic certification?  Complete the Selman & Associates Seismic Questionnaire and return it by email.  We'll be in touch with an estimated time of completion.


Selman & Associates has experience in designing seismic restraints for a variety of systems and equipment using Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCE) contour maps and the project specific Seismic Design Category (SDC).



Restrained systems include:       
        Piping


        Air handlers/HVAC 



 

Windload Design

Does your project require windload certification?  Complete the Selman & Associates Windload Questionnaire and return it by email.  We'll be in touch with an estimated time of completion.

According to the Florida Building Code, Mechanical:
301.12 Wind resistance.
Mechanical equipment, appliances and supports that are exposed to wind shall be designed and installed to resist the wind pressures on the equipment and the supports as determined in accordance with the Florida Building Code, Building. Roof mounted mechanical units and supports shall be secured to the structure.

The 2010 Florida Building Code (FBC2010) requires windload resistance up to 200 MPH.  Selman & Associates can help you verify that your installation complies with these design requirements. 
 

Contact us for a free explanation of how we can help with your project requirements.

  
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