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Why Your Equipment Needs Seismic Compliance

How does a manufacturer achieve seismic compliance across multiple jurisdictions and facility types? Seismic resistance is an integral part of building design in moderate to severe earthquake regions; additionally, when it came to nonstructural components and systems, the code requirements contained a “blind spot.” However in the late 2000s, when California hospitals started requiring shake table testing, many other jurisdictions followed suit.

This webinar will review the history of seismic requirements and demonstrate the best ways for manufacturers and equipment sales representatives to comply.

Topics include:

  • Required shake table testing
  • Answers from Analysis
  • Experience Data

TRU Compliance is the product certification agency of Structural Integrity Associates, covering seismic, wind, and blast performance of non-structural components and systems. Our engineers are experts in the structural performance of non-structural systems under extreme loads and subjects those systems to industry-leading testing and assessment. Our certification group has tested over 800 components, certified over 25,000 individual products, and completed over 100 HCAI OSP certification programs. Products bearing the TRU Compliance mark have been documented to withstand extreme events and maintain structural integrity and functionality.

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Andy Coughlin
Director of TRU Compliance

Andy Coughlin is the director of TRU Compliance, focused primarily on the seismic and wind performance of critical equipment in the healthcare, electrical generation and distribution, and essential sectors of utility. He established experience in the Northern California practice for Tobolski Watkins, where he helped further their expertise in extreme loading and design of structures. Andy’s approach utilizes the principals of science to turn an engineering challenge from possibility to reality quickly. He champions a balanced approach of using high-fidelity characterization, laboratory testing, and in-house software tools to deliver cost-saving solutions to clients in multiple industries. Andy holds a master’s degree from Penn State University, a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is a licensed structural engineer in the State of California.

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