Seismic Study

Seismic Study

Poor performance of nonstructural components, equipment, and systems is the greatest contributor to damage, losses, and business interruption for most facilities after an earthquake. The cost of loss of operations, service, market share, and business continuity or interruption can exceed the value of the building itself. The new International Building Code incorporates more stringent design requirements for nonstructural components, and buildings in compliance should show greater earthquake risk tolerance.