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Seismic Design Manual

Vaico New Zealand Seismic Design Manual Building Code Requirements

New Zealand’s most complete resource to properly design, install and inspect nonstructural seismic bracing for engineering systems. This valuable reference guide is designed to be a resource for those in the New Zealand construction industry who are involved in the design, specification, planning, inspection, or installation of engineering systems. The 500 page application manual walks users through a step by step approach to cost effective and code compliant seismic bracing solutions specifically written for New Zealand while also being in conformance with NZS 4219: NZS 1170.5.

The design manual provides pre-engineered solutions for the most common seismic design conditions that construction professionals face specific to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. ISAT leveraged more than ten years of experience in designing seismic restraints to compile a manual that includes the most comprehensive nonstructural seismic design guides available.

ISAT seismic restraint installation details, pre-engineered bracing tables and fixings to structure conform with the following codes and requirements: 

  • New Zealand Building Standard, Clause B1, Sec. 13.0, 13.1 
  • New Zealand Standard NZS 1170-2004, Structural Design Actions, Part 5, Earthquake Actions – New Zealand, Section 8, Requirements For Parts And Components
  • Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2785-2000: Suspended Ceilings – Design and Installation
  • New Zealand Standard NZS 4219-2009: Seismic Performance Of Engineering Systems In Buildings
  • New Zealand Standard NZS 4541-2007: Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • ASCE 7-05, Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures
  • NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) 355