Everyone, Thank you very much for the replies!!!
Would like to address a few replies:
You might want to see if your Errors and Omissions insurance covers you for doing it.
That is what makes me so nervous about having to do all this stuff!I are eee-leck-trickle injunear, not struck-churral ingunear!
"I Never Had To Provide _"THAT"_ Information Before!"
What he forgot to put on the end of his sentence was "For Free".
I am thinking the same thing here too! Since this needs to be done "Yesterday", paying the guy would not have been an issue - provided the price is not completely insane (which brings up another scenario I will explain later).
He is the structural engineer. You are not.
Just My Opinion
Exactly what I say!
Not only do I have no clue whatsoever as to what I would be doing to achieve these results, but...:I are eee-leck-trickle injunear, not struck-churral ingunear!
... Is my default statement!
Thank you Scott, for your reply.
The current building code in CA requires emergency equipment to be braced against seismic forces.
If this is optional standby, then there should not be a code requirement.
This Genset is an Optional Standby Generator - only to provide power for the IT room and Equipment, if power failure.
The racks have some minimal UPS equipment, which would carry the machines over until the Genny was up and running.
Another section requires wall mounted equipment over a certain weight to be braced.
These are the only two requirements I have been able to find. Including NO requirement for bracing of chain hung luminaires.
I think a lot of this seismic bracing "requirements" is a bluff or "just a good idea" type of requirement.
I don't have specific code sections at hand. I will try and get something later.
What's strange about the Corrections report, is there were no Code Articles quoted this time - as are normally done.
I am going to contact the Plans Examiner (Outsourced Firm) Monday, and discuss this, to verify if these Seismic Calcs are even necessary.
Thanks, Sandsnow, for the information.
Anyhow, as to the "Insane Price" thing:
Submitted an RFP to a Structural Engineer (turned out to be an Architectural Firm, must have a PE holding Structural guy on staff...).
Got back a Proposal for $2,500.00 to submit 2 stamped + signed 8-1/2" x 11" calculation SK Sheets, for me to attach to my Plan Page Template - and I submit to Plancheck.
Sounds kind of high (someone is high, and so is the price!), so now we are left in a total "Rock / Hard Place" situation!
Anyhow, I will check out the resources that E57 and Nick provided, and see what options are available.
Thanks to both E57 and Nick for the Links!
Once again, thanks to everyone for the assistance!
Will update you on Monday / Tuesday of next week, as to the outcome of everything.