Earthquake Bracing

A Good Start

The quake bracing at the corners of these shelving units provides a start on protecting people working in this area. Still needed: a method of securing materials on the shelves.

Earthquake Bracing

Value Engineering

A simple and fairly unobtrusive seismic brace is a good place to start. Later, as time and money permit, material restraints can be added to the shelves.

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Some Examples

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Style

Solutions run the gamut from Industrial to Invisible

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Timing

It is usually less expensive to brace during the construction process.

Earthquake Bracing

Exhaust Duct Bracing

Earthquake Bracing


FEMA:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a wealth of information on disaster planning, including Earthquake Preparation. Information is available on the Web at http://www.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-480-2520.

Facilities Services Emergency Management:

The FS Emergency Management Office provides online information on earthquake preparedness and response.