What is required for non-structural elements?
Today, it is expected that non-structural components – such as mechanical plant equipment, HVAC platforms, ceilings, walls, plumbing and electrical work (such as lighting fixtures), have seismic capabilities built into their design and function. They must be able to withstand horizontal and vertical seismic forces.
The responsibility of ensuring compliance with AS/NZS 1170.4 sits with Principal building contractors and Certifiers.
Con-form Group’s Seismic Policy
At Con-form Group, we take the AS/NZS 1170.4 standard seriously. While we aren’t a Principal Builder, we are a Certifier.
We have engineered a seismic connection that secures our HVAC+R/mechanical plant platform systems to the structures they are installed on. Our proprietary seismic fixing is supplied with every project and DIY kit solution.
We also offer our clients the opportunity to obtain Seismic Certification written by our in-house team of Engineers, providing confidence and peace of mind.
Have questions about your seismic obligations? Contact our Team today.