In the past, the seismic design of mechanical equipment primarily was focused on equipment supports and attachments. The intent of seismic-design provisions in building codes was to reduce the hazards of sliding or falling equipment during an earthquake. Now, mechanical systems often serve vital functions in critical-building facilities, such as hospitals and communication and emergency-response centers. Mechanical systems serving these types of facilities must be operational after an ...

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