Special Seismic Pre-Certification for OSHPD

Our team is available to guide you through the steps of shake table testing and Seismic Certification, streamlining the process and allowing for the timely approval of a broad range of equipment. If seismic certification testing is new to you, we have enduring relationships with numerous shake table facilities around the country which are able to perform tests to the required AC 156 standards.

Forell/Elsesser was among the first engineering firms to achieve special seismic pre-certifications of mechanical and electrical equipment, and we have become a leader in this emerging market. Having a strong, long-standing relationship with OSHPD officials has allowed Forell/Elsesser’s Seismic Pre-Certification team to streamline testing and expedite the OSHPD approval process.

Seismic certification is rapidly gaining importance in today’s performance-based design environment. Seismic certification has clear applications beyond both healthcare and California, including emergency operations centers and schools.