Commercial Seismic Bracing of Non-Structural Components
Previous earthquakes have taught us that even if a structure is designed and constructed to withstand any event; millions of dollars of damage and loss of life can occur if the non-structural components of the building are not secured correctly. Recent building codes have recognized this need and have made special provisions for securing these components. The design of these anchorages often require creative approaches in design, clear communication with contractors and a timely management of schedule.
Fortress specializes in this design and analysis. We are able to walk your jobsite or facility to assess what has already been installed to determine if anything else is needed to secure your property and construction. We are able to take your shop drawings and design bracing systems in a 2D or 3D environment. We are able to work cooperatively with other structural engineering firms to supplement their superstructure design with our expertise.