Seismic Restraint of HVAC & I.T. Equipment
Not just buildings are affected by seismic events but essential services located within the buildings can be majorly affected too if not properly restrained. We aim to ensure essential services in important buildings such as hospitals or server rooms such as chilled and hot water, air conditioning systems and I.T. equipment are adequately restrained so that the essential services continue to run even after a major earthquake.
Some reports note that at least 50% of the cost of damage to property after a major earthquake is due to insufficient restraint to secondary structural items or parts and portions such as suspended ceilings, air conditioning and ventilation systems, HVAC pipework and computer data storage equipment. It makes sense to ensure that these items are properly restrained so as to minimise the damage and maintain the essential operational services necessary to keep your business moving.