A curb manufacturer, and repeat client, requested engineering services from J3 Engineering Group to review a new bracket design for air conditioning units. This design would tie down mechanical systems for a major grocery store retailer in the south.
Using spreadsheets and specialty software, engineering calculations were provided to verify the bracket and curb designs. Designs needed to be able to withstand both high wind and seismic events and use on multiple units. Special tie downs were engineered to secure each unit.
The design is currently being duplicated for repeated use. Each air conditioning unit held by J3 reviewed brackets can now be installed safely and securely.