Seismic Restraint Design (3 hour Short Course)
Seismic Restraint Design (3 hour Short Course) is available at some of the ASHRAE meetings. This course contains 6 elements for engineers and contractors to better understand the design process and the components used to seismically restrain equipment. The first element is an introductory section for better understanding earthquakes and the organizations that influence the seismic design requirements. Second section deals specifically with the code calculation of the horizontal forces. Then the third section discusses the application of the horizontal force on the equipment and anchor sizing. The fourth section describes the different types of anchors, restrained springs, and snubbers. The fifth section deals with building applications, and the last section is on specifications.
Seismic Restraint Design (8-hour professional development seminar)
Seismic Restraint Design (8-hour professional development seminar) is being developed and will be available specifically from the Seismic Source Company. Our goal is to complete the development of the course in August of 2004. This seminar will include all of the material in the 3-hour short course with the topics expanded. Many new topics will include piping, ductwork, and conduit support design; housekeeping pad design; wall anchor sizing and selection; and many more detailed aspects of the code contents.
Building Walkdown and Installation Inspection (8-hour professional development seminar)
Building Walkdown and Installation Inspection (8-hour professional development seminar) is being developed and will be available specifically from the Seismic Source Company. Our goal is to complete the development of the course in May of 2005. This seminar will be focused specifically on the requirements of equipment and how the restraints are installed. Discussions will include the preparation of equipment lists and their defined functions using FEMA guidelines. Checklists developed for this Web site will be used to define the evaluation process and equipment interactions. Use of walk down evaluations can not be used to prove equipment operability after an earthquake. Only shake table testing of equipment can be used to prove operability. This course is for engineers, contractors QA inspectors, and building officials so that they have a better understanding to perform walk-downs, evaluate anchorage, identify system interactions, and determine the structural integrity or load paths of internal components.