People living along the Wasatch Front or other high-seismic areas of the world get excited about, and truly appreciate, innovation and improvements in structural stability, repairability, resiliency, and simplicity.
While building projects continue to pop-up all over Utah, there is a higher concentration along the Wasatch Faultline. Luckily, Utah is also home to several high-tech companies with the some of the brightest minds on the planet.
Now, a new seismic resiliency company has been born: DuraFuse Frames – an innovative moment frame system which allows for large span layouts (popular among architects), fast construction (popular among owners and developers), braced-free steel frames (popular among occupants), and prevents beam and column damage during severe earthquakes (popular among everyone who wants to survive). Research and development beginning in 2014 and culminating with full-scale earthquake simulation and vibration testing confirms this patented technology creates structures with higher resiliency. Resilient buildings mean resilient businesses, resilient communities, and peace of mind.
DuraFuse Frames have a shear-yielding fuse plate connection system that is simple to incorporate, fast to install, and commercially competitive. With code approvals obtained in March, 2019, and building projects underway, high earthquake hazard no longer needs to equal high risk.
The Enterprise – Utah’s Business Journal | April 29, 2019