Seismic restraint of non-structural elements

Non-structural elements (NSEs) are those elements within a building that are not considered to be part of either the primary or secondary structural systems. Examples of non-structural elements include components such as mechanical and electrical plant, ducting, pipework, cable trays, suspended ceilings, light non-load bearing partitions, and cladding systems such as brick veneer.

These items account for between 50% and 70% of the overall building cost. Our engineers are able to deliver conceptual and design solutions to secure NSEs. This will reduce the cost of repairs to NSEs.

Contact us for assessment of existing NSEs or restraint design solutions for proposed NSEs