VAICO Seismic Bracing Technology
VAICO Seismic Bracing Products and Services for all Non-Stuctural Building Utility Systems
Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing-Fire Protection-HVAC-Pneumatic Tubing-Piping-Equipment-Suspended Ceilings
VAICO is a Christchurch based company that services the Australasia region with the ISAT seismic process. Together we have much experience with seismic design and restraint of MEP services and Suspended Ceilings. ISAT is a global leader in seismic engineering services, restraint system components and quality assurance for nonstructural seismic bracing. Working for the construction team, together we have accrued an extensive project resume that is unmatched in the industry. The project portfolio includes some of the most complex Healthcare projects on behalf of many of the world’s largest and most highly respected construction companies. ISAT was established in 1977 and headquartered in Earthquake prone Southern California, ISAT has grown to 14 offices in the US and many offices outside the US.
We specialize in construction markets that have a heightened concern for seismic code compliance. Typically these projects are either deemed essential by the building code or directed by the facility owner/insurance provider. Many of our markets are located in areas in which little is known about seismic code compliance. Because of this, we are adept at streamlining the solutions for Commercial, Industrial, High – Tech and Essential Facilities. We provide a comprehensive suite of services and solutions at all stages of construction. Our services and solutions are specific to building utility systems including but not limited to HVAC, mechanical piping, distributed electrical systems, plumbing, process piping, and fire protection. Sensitive to the bottom-line interests of our clients we have streamlined methods to provide code compliant solutions that translate into immediate savings in design, drastically reduced labor and greater certainty of code compliance.
We have access to staff members among the best in the industry and backed by the highest level of technology to ensure every aspect of your project is managed to meet deadlines and budgets.
IMPORTANT : NZ Department of Building of Housing Codewords Issue December 2012
Details of seismic restraint for engineering systems must be included in building consent applications. Download infomation sheet here
What does this mean for the industry?
This is a significant change to normal process as previously NZS4219:2009 was referenced by the Mechanical/Electrical/Hydraulic Consultant of record. Design & install was often times carried out by the MEP contractor who typically would provide a Producer Statement that the work was completed in accordance to NZS4219:2009. Department of Building and Housing have now raised the bar, calling for seismic restraint details to be included in Building Consent applications.
How does VAICO address this new requirement?
Vaico is producing full engineered seismic bracing design including marked up plans/calculations for Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire trades for council issue of building consent. MORE >
Non-structural Building Code Services Include