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March 24, 2009: New SMACNA Seismic Restraint Manual Receives ANSI Approval

March 24, 2009

CHANTILLY, Va. - The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has announced that its newly updated Seismic Restraint Manual: Guidelines for Mechanical Systems, third edition, 2008, is now available. The manual received final American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval in December 2008.

The Seismic Restraint Manual: Guidelines for Mechanical Systems is an updated set of guidelines that shows designers and contractors how to determine the correct restraints for sheet metal ducts, piping, and conduit, so they are more likely to remain attached to the building during a seismic event. The 202-page manual shows how very low- and very high-risk areas of the country can be accommodated. Revised to comply with current building codes, the new edition includes a more extensive list of bracing options.

SMACNA is an American National Standards Developing Organization (SDO) and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

SMACNA members may purchase the Seismic Restraint Manual: Guidelines for Mechanical Systems, third edition, 2008, at the member price of $31 for the book, $35 for the CD, and $31 for the PDF download.

Architects and engineers may purchase the publication at the discounted price of $132 for the book, $158 for the CD, and $132 for the PDF download. The list price for the book is $200, $225 for the CD, and $200 for the PDF download.

To order, contact the SMACNA Publications Department at 703-803-2989 or visit www.smacna.org/bookstore.

Publication date: 03/23/2009