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A Tristate Partnership Focused An Improved Seismic Design Experience

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Oct 5, 2016 10:04:03 AM


Today, International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) an engineered seismic provider specializing in seismic design for nonstructural components proudly announced they have joined forces with JMG Consultants, Inc. ISAT, a veteran in non-structural seismic bracing brings its global suite of high quality specialized products and services to the table, supplementing JMG’s long standing reputation in the industry for seismic design. The two companies have combined their individual strengths to further provide clients with unrivalled service and experience for seismic restraint and engineering needs.Partnership_Image.jpgPartnership_Image_2.jpg

The ISAT Advantage:

  • Complete line of seismic bracing solutions for MEP and FP trades
  • Seismic components utilizing strut, cable, pipe or conduit as brace arm members to suit customer needs
  • Full line of UL listed sway brace components for the Fire Protection Industry (NFPA 13 compliant)
  • Local inventory of commonly used seismic components, available for next day delivery
  • 3D modeling and preconstruction services
  • Designated project management staff and field support personnel
  • Vibration isolation products and services
  • Preconstruction estimating services
  • Additional engineering services (IE: hanger design, point load calculation, riser design, pipe stress analysis)
  • CEAS; direct access to Wedgy and Stiffy prefabricated supports
  • Proprietary product offering (IE: Blue Banger Hangers, Fast Clamp cable assemblies (Wedgy), prefabricated supports (Stiffy), pole tools)
  • Expediting services


Topics: Announcements, partnerships

New Free Seismic Design Seminars

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Mar 24, 2016 1:41:19 PM


  • What seismic restraints are and why they are required by law
  • Where you find the requirements in the building code
  • How to identify whether seismic restraints are required on your projects and to what extent
  • How the seismic forces for a project are determined and what impacts the magnitude of the forces
  • Changes have occurred in the codes that can drastically effect the success of your projects
  • Roles and responsibilities of all members of the project design team
  • What a "complete" seismic design package includes





Topics: Announcements, seismic requirements, seismic seminars

Our Free Seismic Seminar for New Zealand Is Now On Demand

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Dec 16, 2015 11:09:58 AM
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Seismic Seminars Powered by ISAT-Vaico For New Zealand

In the aftermath of the earthquakes in Christchurch, Canterbury, and various other regions, earthquake engineering has been a highlighted concern for construction professionals and local business entities alike. Aside from obvious concerns about the safety of building occupants, the construction industry is under increasing pressure to assure seismic compliance on current and future construction projects. In lieu of this concern, the ISAT-Vaico partnership deployed our top engineers and seismic consultants to host a series of seismic design seminars to local industry professionals. Over the past five years, upwards of eight hundred local business entities and construction professionals across New Zealand have attended our seismic seminars.

Now Available From The Comfort Of Your Own Home Or Office

As the demand for our New Zealand seismic seminars increased, we also created an online webinar which provides an excellent overview of "Seismic Performance of Engineering Systems in Buildings". Participants will learn important seismic code terminology and seismic bracing examples, applicable seismic code requirements, and an outline of how engineers determine seismic forces, amongst other things. All the content covered in our webinar is in conformance with NZS 4219 and NZS 1170.5. The services and solutions in these seminars are specific to building utility systems including, but not limited to; hvac, mechanical piping, distributed electrical systems, plumbing, process piping, and fire protection.

Seismic Performance of Engineering Systems in Buildings

Onsite seminars can be customized to meet the needs of any company.

We look forward to working with you.

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Topics: seismic seminars, New Zealand Seismic Design Seminars, New Zealand Seismic Requirements, seismic design

ISAT's Seismic Vibration Isolation Kits

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Sep 29, 2015 1:50:00 PM

Vibration Isolation Seismic Kits

Are you capitalizing on vibration isolation and seismic bracing resources that maximize project labor savings?

ISAT is known for our labor saving seismic kits, but did you know we can also provide vibration isolation products in our kits as well?

Vibration Isolation Seismic Kits Include:

  • Vibration isolation spring boxes sized for application
  • Pre-tied and adjustable seismic cable brace arms
  • Proper anchorage to structure
  • Rod stiffeners
  • Engineered installation detail
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ISAT kits are pre-packaged in orange buckets labeled by floor, area, and trade. Each bucket is clearly tagged with an ISAT kit identification which correlates to an exact location on the seismic submittal plan set. Each kit’s identification is highlighted on the plan set and sent to the field for ease of installation and inspection. These easy to use kits and drawings are specifically designed so even beginners could pick up a bucket and begin installation on any facility.

Projects that have already taken advantage of ISAT’s Seismic Vibration Kits Include:

  • World Trade Center, New York, NY
  • United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
  • Te Mihi Geothermal Power Station, Wairake, New Zealand
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
  • World Market, Las Vegas, NV
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Honolulu, HI
  • An additional fifteen thousand projects worldwide


Visit our website to learn more about how our seismic kit process works.


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Topics: seismic bracing, vibration isolation, vibration isolation products, seismic vibration kits

Celebrate The 4th With Our Red, White, & Blue Banger Hanger Sale

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Jul 6, 2015 2:42:05 PM

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ISAT's Blue Banger Hangers have been engineered to save you time and money and are backed by industry leading test approvals design and application engineering. Each insert handles multiple threaded rod diameters and installs in a fraction of the time of post installed anchors. Blue Banger Hangers are the insert of choice for Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler and Electrical contractors. No drilling concrete, no using rod couplers, no special inspection and no installer error! Reduce your labor costs, reduce inventory, and increase project fexibility and improve the integrity of your MEP support system.


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Topics: Blue Banger Hanger

5 Things You Need To Know About Seismic Bracing

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Jun 16, 2015 4:14:00 PM

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Whether you live on the nation's west coast, east coast, or even outside the U.S., if you work in a field related to construction it’s not “news” that seismic bracing requirements have become much more stringent in recent years. While no one can accurately predict when or where the next earthquake will hit, building owners, contractors, engineers, architects, building officials, and others are being faced with seismic requirements on projects everywhere. The costs associated with navigating these requirements can be cumbersome and confusing for even the most qualified construction professionals.

Are you working on a commercial construction project with seismic requirements? Here are five tips to keep in mind. 



Currently, all U.S. states and many foreign countries are using the International Building Code. Many states have adopted the code at the state level, while others have adopted more rigid versions of the code at the county level. Most importantly, it should be understood that every geographic area of the country must be mindful of these seismic code requirements


While this change has been around for close to a year, we are just now starting to see the effect of the reduced values of concrete anchor attachments at the project site.


By carefully understanding how to best support suspended utilities on a project, seismic bracing can be drastically reduced. The code allows many items to be excluded from the requirements if they are suspended tight to the structure. This is the easiest way to avoid bracing and reduce costs.


Sometimes there can be a significant difference in quotes when bidding a project. A cheaper quote may not be a less expensive solution when you factor in labor and installation costs. Typically, companies that provide preassembled products (such as seismic kits) can be the most cost effective solution because field labor personnel, even those with less experience, can easily install them.


If an inspector fails to ensure that seismic bracing is properly installed on the project, or an inspector doesn’t exist,  you are still responsible to install bracing to the code minimums. Ultimately the proper installation responsibility is on the contractor installing the work. We have found that many general contractors have started policing the bracing installations, as they are required to turn over a building to the owner that is code compliant


Code regulations safeguard public health and safety and are the backbone of building codes. Learn more about seismic services and requirements online. If you are interested in speaking to someone at ISAT about seismic requirements on your project, or to request a quote contact us online.    


Topics: seismic bracing, Educational Information, seismic requirements

ISAT Blue Banger Hanger Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Jun 2, 2015 1:58:25 PM

ISAT has successfully completed testing demonstrating suitability of their patented “Blue Banger Hanger” headed cast-in-place product line to be treated as a headed bolt for calculation purposes.  In conjunction with this achievement, ISAT has been granted Evaluation Report #ESR-3599 from ICC Evaluation Services (ICC-ES). This is the first product line to be evaluated to the new ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for headed, cast-in specialty inserts in concrete (AC446). The deck inserts are specifically intended for use in overhead vertical support and seismic restraint anchors for all forms of suspended mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems.

Blue Banger Hanger

The report encompasses two ISAT specialty blue banger hangers—PIP’s for poured decks on wood forms and SDI’s for concrete atop metal decks. The inserts are internally multi-threaded to accept various diameters of all-thread rod (1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, and 3/4”).  These inserts are an alternative to post- installed concrete anchors, with the added benefit that they will not fail in withdrawal. They also substantially reduce the cost of installation by eliminating the laborious task of roto-hammering associated with overhead decks.

“As municipalities and construction professionals increase expectations in seismic code compliance for commercial construction projects worldwide, ISAT works to assure our products meet the highest industry standards and acceptance criteria,” said ISAT Engineering Vice President Al LaRoche. “ISAT has always had a great reputation for high-quality products, and this evaluation report validates our commitment to excellence.  Being certified will enable architects, engineers, contractors, specifiers, and other construction professionals to specify our code-compliant products with confidence.  The ISAT distinction on the head of our inserts now combined #3599 demonstrates that our inserts meet the highest quality standard.”

To view ESR-3599 in its entirety, please visit http://www.isatsb.com/assets/img/ESR-3599.pdf 

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Topics: Announcements

ISAT Launches Free New Forum to Discuss Construction Related Issues

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Feb 22, 2011 12:39:00 PM

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International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT), the industry leader in seismic bracing and code compliance for non-structural building utilities, is pleased to announce they are now offering a free online information exchange forum open to construction professionals worldwide to discuss issues related to construction. ISAT’s new forum allows users to create their own topics, upload pictures, and start their own conversations. There are already a myriad of contractors, engineers, and inspectors registered to the forum available to answer questions as they arise.

“A virtual community for construction trends and research offers what no other forum can — ongoing dialogue with experienced colleagues and immediate awareness of the most important developments in the field,” affirms Jim Massey, ISAT Vice President. “If users can utilize the forum actively as project questions arise, it will allow input from experts worldwide, thus streamlining project construction and hopefully provide the most cost effective solutions.” ISAT will be offering weekly drawings and prizes as an incentive to users who actively participate in the forums, and have already given away a multitude of their seismic design manuals. Topics in the forum include current project questions, building code questions and answers, 3D BIM modeling, architectural and design, inspectors and special inspections, training and seminars, emerging technology, news and product updates, marketing and sales, and a job board amongst others.

ISAT’s Information Exchange Forum is updated and moderated frequently. ISAT’s blog and forum have led to many great conversations relating to the construction industry. The forum can be found via a link on the ISAT homepage at http://www.ISATsb.com or through a direct link at http://www.community.ISATsb.com.

About ISAT:

International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) is the leading provider of seismic engineering & consulting services, quality assurance & restraint system components for nonstructural seismic bracing. With over 300 OSHPD projects completed in the past two years and over 1,000 OSHPD projects completed since 2003, ISAT has become a resource for construction professionals worldwide. For more information on ISAT, or to view other completed healthcare projects, visit our website at http://www.ISATsb.com or call 877-523-6060.

Topics: seismic bracing, Announcements, seismic standards, Seismic BIM, Educational Information, International Building Code

ISAT Awarded CPMC Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Nov 29, 2010 9:24:00 AM

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La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2010

International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT), the industry leader in seismic bracing and code compliance for non-structural building utilities, is pleased to announce its selection by Southland Industries and Rosendin Electric as a partner on its Cathedral Hill Hospital Project. ISAT will provide all seismic design engineering and construction components for the Mechanical, Electrical and Piping (MEP) systems for one of the largest health care projects currently targeted for LEED Gold certification in California.

The project, a thirteen story urban replacement hospital in the heart of San Francisco, involves constructing a 555 bed facility of approximately 1.2 million square feet that will provide leading edge health care services for adults and children. ISAT will perform 3D BIM Modeling and collision detection of the MEP utilities, thermal pipe stress analysis, deck insert coordination, and will assist in the OSHPD submittal review process. ISAT will also provide all seismic anchorage engineering for the MEP equipment systems, fuel oil systems, and kitchen equipment.

ISAT will act as an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team member throughout the duration of the project, a method that integrates client representatives, designers, contractors and key trade partners in a single location to ensure collaboration in all aspects of design and delivery. This method is designed to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency throughout all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.

“The award of this complex project reflects ISAT’s demonstrated success in health care facility projects" states Jim Massey, ISAT Vice President. “We appreciate the confidence Southland Industries and Rosendin Electric have demonstrated in ISAT by awarding us this project, and we look forward to delivering exceptional results.”

ISAT’s involvement will maximize project management processes and ensure code compliance as well as reduce labor and risk associated with seismic bracing for Southland Industries and Rosendin Electric.

About ISAT:

International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) is the leading provider of seismic engineering & consulting services, quality assurance & restraint system components for nonstructural seismic bracing. With over 300 OSHPD projects completed in the past two years and over 1,000 OSHPD projects completed since 2003, ISAT has become a resource for construction professionals worldwide. For more information on ISAT, or to view other completed health care projects, visit our website at http://www.isatsb.com, or call 877-523-6060.

Topics: Blue Banger Hanger, seismic bracing, Announcements, seismic standards, Seismic BIM, seismic restraints

Buy Blue Banger Hangers Direct and $ave Money

Posted by Andrea Mayes on Aug 19, 2010 9:18:00 AM

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Buy Direct from the PATENT Holder!
The Inserts that CHANGED the Anchoring Industry

ISAT's Blue Banger Hanger is considered the most universally accepted way to reduce your labor cost, increase project flexibility and improve the integrity of your MEP support system. ISAT’s Blue Banger Hanger makes hanging threaded rod for overhead applications simple, secure and is backed by full scale cracked concrete testing.



Reduces labor cost and increases project flexibility


Saves money - Multiple internal threads reduces your inventory


Internal threads eliminate the need for costly couplings


Allows easy threaded rod size changes after inserts are installed


Provides excellent shear values for overhead attachments


Blue plastic sleeve keeps internal threads clean


UL plenum rated for use in air spaces, FM and OSHPD approved


Installs fast and secure - no special inspection


Unparalleled testing and technical support

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FREE Installation Tool with Qualifying Order! Call 877-523-6060

Topics: Blue Banger Hanger, Banger Hanger, Deck Inserts

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