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Loos Seismic Bracing Cable

Whether it’s drawn stainless steel wire, miniature or aircraft cable, wire rope, cable assemblies, fittings or tools, Loos & Co., Inc. can deliver. Over the last forty years, we have developed 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 nationwide 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 & systems and 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 Bracing Cable is ideally suited to cost effectively satisfy new Codes and Standards provisions on earthquake resistance of Architectural, Mechanical & Electrical components and systems.