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Real World Training and Education Experience


VAICO, partnered with ISAT, provides seismic code seminars predominately to construction professionals such as civil engineers and architects, but also to
building owners.

Code Information

Our objective is to empower stakeholders with seismic code compliance in order to fully understand and appreciate that the impact of ensuring seismic bracing
is commensurate with the earthquake exposure on
nonstructural systems.

Construction Practices

The vast number of buildings were constructed before the Building Act of 2004, and many new construction projects, are lacking appropriate official controls and checks.

Real World Training and Education Experience

From seismic code seminars to kit installer training, and everything in between, Vaico is dedicated in providing the education resources that empower construction professionals, designers and buidling owners to understand and meet New Zealand building compliance.
Seismic Seminars

Dealing with issues surrounding seismic bracing is a matter of education. The purpose of our educational seminars is to provide a solid base of knowledge regarding the NZS4219:2009 Seismic Performance of Engineering Systems in Buildings relative to the seismic bracing of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection utilities.

On-site Training

For the past ten years, ISAT has provided in depth training for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) consulting engineers, MEP and general contractors, building owners, insurance entities and enforcement authorities.

Online Resources

VIACO offers several online resources to educate stakeholders on earthquake damage, code information for New Zealand and Australia, and building practices to help empower stakeholders with seismic code compliance.

Why We Need Seismic Education

Unfortunately, even today, the seismic provisions of, for example NZS 4219:2009, are not always respected; this is due to either lack of knowledge, indifference, convenience, or negligence. The fact of the matter is, stakeholders fail to realize a significant portion of loss incurred due to earthquakes, anything from minor tremors to the aftershocks can be attributed to failure of non-structural systems. So what does this mean for you financially?

Seismic Seminars
On-site Training
Online Resources