Special Seismic Certification

Equipment Manufacturer

The code’s intent is that equipment manufacturers should bear the responsibility of certifying nonstructural systems. They should:

  • Fund the seismic certification program
  • Retain an independent Structural Engineer to perform the certification
  • Provide equipment to projects in accordance with certification limitations and details
  • Provide certificate of compliance (CoC) showing unit is certified
  • Properly label certified units per code requirements
  • Have proposed unit modifications reviewed and approved by SE and building official