New AC-156 Requirements: California Special Seismic Testing

Last December, NTS sponsored a free, one hour informational webinar on the testing and requirements for the California Special Seismic requirements found in AC-156. Manufacturers of equipment for installation into California hospitals would be interested in this webinar to better understand these and other areas:

– What equipment must be tested?
– Configurations for testing (i.e. family of product lines)?
– New requirements per November 1, 2010 reissue?
– Future considerations for equipment, as well as test levels per OSHPD?

Presented by:

Don Bennett – Business Development Manager
Mr. Bennett has over 21 years experience in the field of professional testing and design engineering services for product compliance. Mr. Bennett has performed seismic testing on system level products for central office, raised floor, and data center applications, providing clients with failure analysis and solutions to assist in meeting the seismic criteria.

Clayton Forbes – Engineering Manager/Northeast
Mr. Forbes has been working in the environmental testing field for almost 30 years, 24 of those years as part of NTS. Over that time Mr. Forbes has sat on multiple technical advisory committees both internal and external to NTS. During his multiple roles at NTS, Mr. Forbes has managed both the seismic and Dynamic laboratories at NTS/Northeast.

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