Structural Engineering & Design for Seismic Zones

Seismic Load Engineering

Seismically active regions require sound engineering
One of the world’s worst natural disasters took place in San Francisco, on April 18, 1906. The earthquake that ruptured 296 miles of the San Andreas fault almost leveled the entire city. If the same disaster were to happen today, the cost would be over $120 billion (estimated 2006). Ensuring the safety of occupants of a structure is a priority for seismically active regions. These areas have an urgent need to design and construct structures that will perform while under seismic load, up to the expectations and in compliance with building codes.

Seismic Design
Aftermath of 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Expert Engineering can help save time, money and lives
NTA’s seismic loading design consists of lateral and vertical force resistance systems. When our structural engineering and design team designs for seismic loading, several factors are taken into consideration: stiffness, dissipation of energy and dissipation of strength. They use the most accurate technique of analysis and factor in a multitude of variables to give you the most reliable designs. Not only can NTA provide the calculations for any high seismic zone, whether residential or commercial buildings, they have also developed the evaluation criteria for certifying Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) within those high seismic areas. As a certified member of SIPA (Structural Insulated Panel Association), NTA can effectively evaluate and certify the SIPs in high seismic zones, saving builders both time and money on every project.

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