Originally developed for NASA in the 1960s, Fluid Viscous Dampers have successfully transitioned to the civil engineering community for use in protecting buildings, bridges and other structures from the harmful effects of earthquakes. With over 750 structures worldwide, Taylor Devices is a world leader in the field of shock and vibration isolation backed by over 60 years of industry experience.
When an earthquake hits, how safe is your home or workplace? Building Codes in California require that buildings be designed to avoid collapse but can still be damaged enough to require demolition, preventing you from ever going back inside.
Many cities in California are taking the initiative to pass local legislation requiring the assessment and retrofitting of specific structure types that have demonstrated to be at risk during seismic events. These mandates were made because of less than ideal performance of specific classes of structures during past seismic events, for example, the 1989 Loma Prieta and the 1994 Northridge Earthquakes.
If you are concerned about your home or workplace you should contact your building owner immediately and ask about what steps they have taken to ensure your safety in the event of an earthquake. We have the ability to make smarter, better performing buildings now. Why wait for disaster?
Taylor Devices makes it easy to retrofit existing buildings as well as protect new buildings from the harmful effects of earthquakes. Like shock absorbers on a car, our devices absorb the energy placed on a structure preventing any serious damage. Our devices allow for immediate re-occupancy after even the worst predictable earthquakes allowing you to renter your home and workplace after an event. Unlike other devices, our Fluid Viscous Dampers won’t have to be replaced after an event and are ready to go immediately so there is no concern for aftershocks.
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