Seismic, Wind and Flood Resistant Design
ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.7

Meeting Documents

Download documents from previous committee meetings below according to the appropriate society year. ASHRAE's society year begins on July 1 and ends June 30.

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Other Publications

Additional documents produced by the TC may be available for direct download or for purchase through the ASHRAE Bookstore, as noted below.

Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint

TC 2.7 is the cognizant TC for ASHRAE's publication "Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint"
This publication is one of ASHRAE's all time best sellers. It is presently on its second edition, which was published in January 2012.  Click here to purchase this publication.

Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint, is a comprehensive, detailed, and current manual that shows how to design, specify, and install seismic restraints for all mechanical and plumbing systems in buildings to meet the latest code requirements. It provides consulting engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, building officials and equipment manufacturers with information they need on codes as well as specifications, with numerous examples for clear understanding.

In addition to an introduction to the fundamentals of earthquakes and seismic restraints, this second edition includes
   - Updates on buildings codes, including the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) which has been adopted by most jurisdictions; the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Standard ASCE 7; the 2010 California Building Code (CBC) and the Canadian National Building Code
   - Information on shake table testing to meet the requirements for certification of equipment for essential facilities
   - A new section on using flexible connectors to help mitigate failure of equipment piping connections (one of the leading causes of system shutdown in earthquakes)
   - Detailed, illustrated examples and calculations on design of restraints for suspended and floor-mounted equipment, ducts, piping, cooling towers, and more


ASHRAE members have free access to research project final reports. Non-ASHRAE members can purchase research reports for $30 per article from the ASHRAE Bookstore found at this link.


Presentations from TC sponsored seminars can be downloaded here, if available.