© 2002 Loos & Co., Inc.
Whether it's drawn stainless steel wire, miniature
or aircraft cable, wire rope, cable assemblies, fittings or tools,
Loos & Co., Inc. can deliver. We have developed, over the last
forty years, the technical capabilities essential in providing materials
to such varied industries as aerospace, data processing, automotive,
aircraft and farm equipment. Special products have been designed
and made for ocean research, mineral exploration and military markets
as well as many other scientific and industrial applications.
Technical competence, combined with modern production equipment
and rigid quality control guarantee on time delivery of our wire,
cable and cable-related products, made to the most exacting specifications.
Developments under Public laws 95-124 and 101-614 "Earthquake
Hazards Reduction Act", and associated new earthquake resistance
requirements of Codes and Standards caused our design professionals
to conduct nation wide research into seismic bracing of building
components and systems. This research, in turn, led our innovative
R & D department to develop the Unique American Made Seismic
Bracing Systems described in this publication.
Our research revealed:
- considerable differences in Codes and Standards provisions on
earthquake load resistance,
- new and additional requirements for building components &
- various misconceptions concerning the application of these
provisions and requirements.
We found that the structural concerns of the design and installation
of earthquake resistant components and systems are most often relegated
to installing subcontractors. Further, there are very few nationally
accepted standards available, which identify or confirm code complying
design and installation techniques.
The above factors have caused considerable confusion in the industry
and increased the probability of both inadequate and overly conservative
seismic bracing systems.
Most importantly, we found that Loos & Co.'s Seismic Wire Rope/Cable
Bracing was ideally suited to cost effectively satisfy new Codes
and Standards provisions on earthquake resistance of Architectural,
Mechanical & Electrical components and systems.
In view of the above, we felt it both necessary and beneficial
to go beyond the scope of most product suppliers. Consequently,
we have developed this publication in a manner, which not only describes
our product line, but also supports the design, specification, installation
and approval process. This uniquely allows the users of our publication
to comprehensively identify and document our nation's Codes and
Standards requirements as well as access to comprehensive guidelines
in satisfying these requirements.
The Loos & Co., Inc., Manual of Code Compliance
Guides has been co-authored by Michael E. Werner, P.E. and Daniel
C. Duggan. The publication of this Manual was the culmination of
over ten years of their research into the seismic bracing requirements
of Laws, Codes and Standards, which regulate over 80% of the new
building construction in the United States.
Mr. Werner is a registered professional engineer and former President
of Code Technology, Inc. , which primarily consulted in the area
of compliance with Building Codes and Standards. His more than 40
years of experience includes positions as Building Commissioner
of the City of St. Louis and Technical Director of BOCA International,
as well as various facilities design, construction & maintenance
related positions. Mike is a professional member of BOCA, ICBO,
SBCCI & NFPA plus various state and local organizations. He
has taught, lectured and had articles published on various Codes
and Standards related topics, including earthquake resistant MEP
Mr. Duggan is President of Fire Sprinkler Design, which specializes
in providing design & consulting services on the cost effective
installation of fire suppression systems. His more than 40 years
of experience in this field includes all aspects of the design &
installation of ordinary and special hazard fire suppression systems
for various sizes & complexity residential, commercial, industrial,
institutional and military facilities. Dan founded Fire Sprinkler
Design in 1979 after serving as the Mid-West District Designer for
the Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America. He has lectured
on and taught aspects of seismic design in various areas of the
Country, served on the NFPA-13 Committee on Hanging & Bracing
and had articles published on seismic design. He is a member of
NFPA and ASHRAE and has been issued patents on the Universal Restraint
Mike and Dan are fully experienced in the regulation, design and
installation of earthquake resistant MEP Systems. Their input in
the preparation of this publication provides users with a unique
combination of technical competence in Code compliance as well as
practical knowledge of design and installation techniques. This
unique combination results in guidelines that document cost effective
code compliance solutions, which readily adapt to varying field
Contact Loos & Co., Inc.
- By Phone: 1-800-321-LOOS (5667)
- By Fax: 1-239-643-4558
- By Postal Address: 901 Industrial Blvd. Naples, FL 34104
- Website: http://www.loosnaples.com
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