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Seismic Minute Videos – Educational Insights

CalTech’s Prof. Tom Heaton


    Prepare for earthquakes anywhere: even on the East Coast
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 2.10 minutes: We think we understand earthquakes, but the rarest of the rare and the worst of the worst natural catastrophes teach us again and again that earthquakes can happen—in the most surprising places (like the Midwest or the East Coast). We have the knowledge, we have info, so we need to prepare for earthquakes anywhere.

  • Pre-empting legal penalties for warehouse negligence
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 2:37 minutes: During a small to large quake-which might be a surprise in your area of the country- inside a warehouse, material can fall, some could be hazardous and start a fire, or a worker could be harmed. The biggest cost of failure of systems is the cost of lawyers and legal fees – due to poorly planned systems.

  • The value of permitting – Protection with a capital P
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 1:20 minutes: That protective paper trail called permitting can save you numerous headaches in the future—as well as potentially millions of dollars. If you’re thinking about cutting this particular corner called adhering to standards, Tom Heaton has a few words to the wise.

  • Importance of installers engaging with engineers
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 1:35 minutes: When it comes to installing an engineered system, proper training is key to maintaining safety and design integrity for your warehouse operation.

  • Seismic impact – how to have the best outcomes
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 2 minutes: Whenever building a new warehouse or upgrading your current one (no matter where you are in the U.S.), paying attention to seismic code compliance will help your facility have the best outcome whenever the next big surprising quake happens.

  • Regarding seismic activity in Northern Texas and Oklahoma
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 3 minutes: The number of epicenters recorded in Oklahoma over the past year equaled that of California.

  • The case for qualified engineering
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 3 minutes: Preparing your warehouse for quakes from the ground up – understanding what you can do now to prepare.

  • Important seismic insight in considering your location
    Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 2 minutes: Location, location, location… Earthquakes can occur throughout the US – in areas that may surprise you.

  • With engineered systems in warehouses, post-seismic legal entanglements can be avoided
    Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 2.02 minutes: The cost of negligence on the part of a building owner can equal or surpass the direct damages to life and property from an earthquake. In this video, you can find out how engineered systems can be an inoculation against legal problems.

Seizmic’s Sal Fateen

  • Equipment installers need to understand control joints
    Sal Fateen, Founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc., 1.38 minutes: Common misconceptions when Installing anchors to stabilize a material handling system. What to avoid so that capacity is not reduced.

  • What you should know about Employee Path of Egress
    Sal Fateen, Founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc.,1:37 minutes: For permitting and code compliance related to seismic activity and ADA requirements of material handling systems, proper employee egress must be taken into consideration.

  • What you should know about Anchor inspections:
    Anchor manufacturers must certify that their anchors have been inspected and have an ICC number before anchors can be used in your storage system. Then when inspection takes place at your storage facility, the building inspector will ask for verification of correct anchor installation.

  • Lateral sway / drift & earthquake code changes
    Sal Fateen, Founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc., 1:55 minutes: In a small or large quake, storage systems tend to move laterally. From recommended distance-from-building, to storage products calculated and analyzed by engineers, learn about three-year code change cycles.

  • Seismic susceptibility & floor slab / soil inspection
    Sal Fateen, Founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc., 2 minutes: Wherever you are in the USA, consider the slab and soil beneath it to determine seismic susceptibility. Because the load of stored material and storage media is transferred to the slab, along with the force generated by seismic activity, these elements are key to supporting your load and inventory.

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