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Seismic Considerations for Steel Storage Racks

Credit: 15 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $135.00
174 pages

Course Summary:

This course highlights issues for consideration in the seismic design, installation, ongoing inspection, maintenance, and use of steel single selective pallet storage racks located in areas of retail warehouse stores and other facilities accessible to the general public.

Learning Objective:

  • Introduction
  • Damage to Steel Pallet Storage Racks and Content Spillage in Recent Earthquakes
  • Codes and Standards for Storage Racks
  • Current Storage Rack Seismic Design Practices
  • Performance Expectations for Storage Racks in Areas Accessible to the Public
  • Suggested Improvements to Current Storage Rack Seismic Design Practices
  • Guidelines and Responsibilities for Specifying, Purchasing, and Installing Pallet storage Racks
  • Suggested Improvements for Securing Contents Within Storage Racks
  • Suggestions for Storage Rack Installation, Operation, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Suggested Considerations for Quality Assurance Programs
  • Review of Past Seismic Research on Storage Rack Systems and Subassemblies
  • Inspection of Storage Racks and Recovery of Merchandise After Earthquakes
  • Summary and Recommendations
  • References and Selected Bibliography

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Course Content

Course Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Mechanical Engineers

CE Contractors

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