The VMC Group
The VMC Group

Certification Defined

The purpose of our VMA certification program is the assurance that after a Design Earthquake the designated seismic system shall maintain structural integrity and functionality in accordance with ICC-ES AC156 or the International Building Code® (IBC®) chapters 16 & 17 for ASCE7-10 Section 13.2.2.

Components submitted for seismic certification by The VMC Group shall demonstrate that they meet the intent of the Approval Standards and that the manufacturer’s quality control procedures will continue to ensure a consistent and reliable product. Approval Standards seek to maximize performance and to facilitate technological advancements.

Maintaining approved VMA status depends on compliance with the standards outlined in the Approval Agreement, acceptable performance during field operation, satisfactory re-examination results of equipment, components, materials and services if deemed necessary and through completion of an engineering and quality assurance audit of the product at each manufacturing facility.