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Mechanical vibration and structural borne induced noise are often major sources of occupancy complaints in modern buildings. The post-World War II construction boom in the United States led to many challenges in building construction as advances in building techniques employed longer spans and thinner floors. In addition, larger and more sophisticated equipment, like HVAC units were moved from basements to the top of buildings and floors. This trend, combined with the technological advancements of the 80's & 90's, caused the proliferation of data centers, computer rooms and servers inside standard commercial construction buildings, increasing the demand for cooling capacity.

As we entered the 21st century, the cooling load requirements for buildings became more demanding, again increasing the size of the equipment necessary to meet the additional loads required to support the technological era. In addition, with the advent of the model building codes introduced in the year 2000, the International Building Code® (IBC®) has specific requirements for the performance of non-structural building equipment during earthquakes and windstorms. Now, not only are noise and vibration control the concern for non-structural building components, but also the seismic and wind resistance performance of equipment, which Includes, the mandatory requirement in certain building categories that the equipment remain functional after the catastrophic event. At the same time, the engineering advancement of structures has resulted in lighter and lighter buildings, making them more susceptible to noise, vibration and related problems during seismic and/or wind events than ever before.

The VMC group has a complete range of products and services to counteract this trend and protect the building, equipment and occupied spaces from unwanted intrusion of vibration, noise and seismic energy. We supply a wide array of engineered solutions for non-structural HVAC, electrical and architectural components, as well as isolation and seismic restraint for entire buildings.

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Mounting Configurations

Floor Mounted

Neoprene/Elastomeric Floor Mounted Non-Seismic

Flex Connectors & Piping Anchors

Neoprene/Elastomeric Floor Mounted Seismic

Spring Floor Mounted Non-Seismic

Spring Floor Mounted Seismic

Restraint Snubbers & Thrust Restraints Seismic

Ceiling Suspended Mounted

Ceiling Suspended Mounted Non-Seismic

Ceiling Suspended Mounted Seismic

Flex Connectors

Supplemental Base Mounted

Supplemental Base Mounted Isolated Non-Seismic

Supplemental Base Mounted Seismic

Flex Connectors

Roof Mounted

Roof Mounted Isolated Non-Seismic

Roof Mounted Seismic

Architectural

Architectural Non-Seismic

Architectural Seismic

Wall Mounted

Wall Mounted Non-Seismic

Wall Mounted Seismic