Engineered Systems Magazine

Vibration Isolation and Seismic Control Manufacturers Association

August 27, 2003

The “Seismic Restraint Field Guide for Mechanical Equipment,” shows engineers how to attach mechanical equipment to a building and hold it down to minimize earthquake damage. Seismic restraint devices include combined seismic snubbing/vibration isolation systems, cable or strut suspension systems, roof attachment systems, and the use of steel structural shapes. The first in a series.