Design of engineering systems

The design of seismically resilient non-structural systems, including building services, is a specialist design process often outside the engineering capability of building services contractors and, in some circumstances, requires structural engineering knowledge.

For all buildings, the design of the relevant non-structural systems should be carried out by or under the supervision of a seismic specialist. They will need to undertake design, inspection and sign-off for each component. The seismic specialist should always be a suitably qualified and competent seismic design professional, such as a Chartered Professional Engineer.

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