Equipment Anchorage & Foundation Design


KB-TZ Anchor

Machine anchorages are required for machines, machine tools and heavy equipments which have wide range of speeds, loads and operating conditions. These anchorages are designed considering the shocks and vibrations resulting from operation of machines, as well as seismic (earthquake) forces. We provide the most economical and reliable anchorages design for our clients.

In compliance with the 2016 CBC, nonstructural components (including architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment) and their supports and attachments that are permanently attached to a structure must be designed and constructed to resist the effects of the earthquake motions in accordance with the code. All anchorages need to be designed by a licensed professional engineer by the State unless exempted by ASCE 7-10 in the following two cases:


  1. Mechanical and electrical components with Importance Factor, Ip, equal to 1.0 and both of the following conditions apply:
    • Flexible connections between the components and associated ductwork, piping, and conduit are provided
    • Components are mounted at our feet or lessf above a floor level and weigh 400 pounds or less.
  2. Mechanical and electrical components with Importance Factor, Ip, equal to 1.0 and both of the following conditions apply:
    • Flexible connections between the components and associated ductwork, piping, and conduit are provided
    • And the components weigh 20 pounds or less or, for distribution systems, weighing five pounds per foot or less
Equipment Anchorage Plan