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High Rise Architecture

For the long-term safety, stability, and integrity of high-rise architecture, one of the most crucial components is bracing installation. High-rise buildings can suffer extensive damage during natural disasters, affecting both the building itself and the surrounding infrastructure and public systems. One of the most efficient ways to mitigate this problem is by installing seismic bracing cable. Seismic bracing cable helps secure nonstructural components on each floor of high-rise buildings, reducing the chances of extensive damage to critical systems such as HVAC, electrical, and sprinkler systems.

One of the biggest concerns for building contractors when installing seismic prevention equipment is the time it will take to complete the job and the associated labor costs. When choosing rigid bracing as opposed to cable, these problems are highly persistent due to the weight and size of pipe material. Rigid pipes are limiting because they can only be cut to certain lengths, and the attachment hardware needed to create secure installations requires different-sized fittings. Furthermore, the various pipe lengths and hardware sizes make transport to and around job sites difficult. Additionally, rigid bracing requires at least three people per brace to complete installations in contrast to a single installer with seismic cable.

While pipe bracing may be a concern for your high-rise buildings due to the additional costs, time, and labor, there is an alternative: Loos Seismic Bracing Cable! Our cable only requires one person to complete installations, and because it is lightweight and supplied on convenient 250ft spools, it can be cut to your desired length no matter how short or long. You will not need to carry around various pipe sizes, rather just your easily transportable spool and standard selection of universal hardware. As our cable is easy to maneuver, getting around large high-rise buildings is simpler and quicker than ever before.

Our seismic bracing has been installed and implemented successfully in various high-rise buildings all over the world, including hospitals, apartment buildings, hotels, airports, and more. If you are interested in learning more about the applications that Seismic Bracing supports, you can check out our low-rise architecture page here or our healthcare page here. Alternatively, go to our product page to check out our seismic bracing cable options.