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Two Entities with a Common Interest in Rebuilding New Zealand’s Seismic Resiliency

While seismic restraint engineering products and services are nothing new to the industry, the earthquakes in Canterbury and Christchurch have recently highlighted several systematic building design problems. Construction professionals and local government entities have been called upon to not only assist in rebuilding local communities, but to rebuild them in a way that will better protect its citizens and ensure business continuity in the event of future earthquakes. In the wake of these catastrophic events, two seismic specialist entities crossed paths who were also vested in helping these communities rebuild with seismic resiliency.

International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) has been an industry leader in nonstructural seismic engineering products and services globally, having completed over fifteen thousand projects. ISAT's portfolio includes many of the world’s most complex projects, completed on behalf of some of the largest and most respected construction companies specializing in construction markets that have a heightened concern for seismic resilience.

VAICO is a Christchurch based seismic solutions company that services the Australasian region. Their extensive background and familiarity with New Zealand's building code requirements, the local construction community, and ability to provide onsite project support positions them well ahead of their competition.

ISAT-Vaico builds on the strengths of two formidable forces in the construction industry. As partners in the Australasia area, ISAT and Vaico are able to provide a level of expertise, experience, and a suite of services that are unmatched. ISAT-Vaico brings a vital service to the construction sector, with building safety as a top priority of every project completed. Our services and solutions are specific to building utility systems including but not limited to HVAC, mechanical piping, distributed electrical systems, plumbing, process piping, and fire protection. Sensitive to the bottom-line interests of our clients we have streamlined methods to provide code compliant solutions locally which translate into immediate savings in design, and drastically reduce construction labor for our customers.

ISAT-Vaico services include:

  • Seismic Bracing Engineering
  • Equipment Anchorage Details
  • Engineering/Calculations
  • Installation Coordination
  • Kit Installer/Detailer Training
  • 3D Modeling/ 2D to 3D Coordination
  • OSHPD Submittals
  • Pipe Stress Analysis
  • Retrofit Design
  • Flex Connectors
  • Floor Mounted Support
  • Vibration Isolation Design
  • Point Load Drawings
  • Seismic Design Seminar/Education
  • As-Built Drawings
  • Specifications
  • Installation Review
  • Seismic Joints
  • Blast Protection
  • Utility Supports
  • Roof Mounted Equipment
  • Supplemental Steel Design
  • Retrofit/As-Built Site Survey
  • Riser Support Design

Vaico and ISAT are two companies playing a significant role in the education of nonstructural building codes in New Zealand. The Vaico-ISAT partnership is indicative of our commitment to success. ISAT has been a recognized leader in seismic compliance for over a decade, this partnership allows us to expand that reputation to New Zealand and have a greater impact on the construction industry.