OSHPD Seismic Certification for Non-structural Components Anchorages

Location: California

CYS Structural Engineers, Inc. received one of the first OSHPD Special Seismic Certifications for non-structural components for a piece of communications equipment that must remain operational after an event.  The new OSHPD Special Seismic Certification Program is a result of knowledge learned from the Northridge Earthquake. 

Located minutes away from OSHPD in Sacramento, California, CYS is well versed in current code requirements for earthquake design for both building structures and non-structural components.  We are familiar with:

  • Seismic certification of equipment and anchorages
  • OSHPD Preapproval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM’s)
  • Voluntary Special Seismic Certification (OSP’s) of non-structural equipment by OSHPD. 
  • Shake table testing of non-structural equipment and anchorages per the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Qualification by Shake-Table Testing of Nonstructural Components and System (AC-156).