Guide for Addressing Electrical Installation Seismic Requirements

To completely assimilate the new seismic requirements may take some time because it involves too many players. To help electrical contractors prepare for such a challenge, the objective of this study is to provide necessary information for electrical contractors to deal with the impact of the IBC seismic requirements. To achieve the objective, this report first discusses seismic requirements in the 2006 IBC and then the rest of the report covers major aspects of a typical electrical project, focusing on dealing with the seismic requirements, including:

·         Bid preparation and submittals

·         Contract negotiation and formation

·         Managing seismic design

·         Materials and equipment procurement

·         Installation

·         Project closeout

·         After installation warranty and services



Thomas E. Glavinich
Yimin Zhu


Florida International University
University of Kansas

Publication Date:

February 2011

Format & Size:

Soft cover; viii and 47 pages

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