CA Seismic Testing
Construction practices and equipment installations in earthquake-prone areas pose a special set of challenges to engineers. No structure is isolated from seismic activity.
Recognizing this danger, governing jurisdictions in seismically active areas — such as California, Alaska and other affected areas — have adopted codes and standards. These standards require structures and equipment to maintain their integrity in spite of earthquakes, making seismic testing a vital part of validating prototypes and designs. Even if specific codes and standards do not exist within a given earthquake-prone jurisdiction, engineers may still need to provide assurance that their designs will withstand certain amounts of seismic activity. This helps protect equipment and provides safety to personnel.