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Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
2500 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Tel: 717-396-4195
Fax: 717-396-5486

Armstrong World Industries, Inc., headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in the design, innovation, manufacture, and marketing of interior finishing solutions. We are best known around the world for our floor coverings and their related installation products as well as our acoustical ceilings and accompanying grid systems.

With our recent acquisitions of Triangle Pacific, manufacturer of Bruce Hardwood Flooring, and DLW Aktiengesellschaft, two international flooring companies, and GEMA Holdings AG, a leading manufacturer and installer of metal ceilings, our annual revenues now exceed $3.4 billion. We operate out of 59 locations in 14 countries with a workforce of 16,500.

Over our 140-year history, Armstrong has exemplified the values of respect, ethics, integrity and reliability. These values are the principles from which we operate in business and with one another. We're proud of our ongoing commitment to provide top quality products to our customers.

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Degenkolb Engineers 
225 Bush Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104-4207
Tel: 415-392-6952
Fax: 415-981-3157 

Over the past six decades, Degenkolb Engineers  has been involved with thousands of buildings worldwide in all aspects of structural and earthquake engineering.  The firm has been an active member and supporter of the Structural Engineers Association and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute for several decades. Among others, current services include: New Design, Design-Build, Blast-resistant Design, Seismic Evaluation and Analysis,  Seismic Strengthening,  Seismic Hazard Reduction Programs,  Non-Structural Anchorage/Bracing, Seismic Risk Assessment and PMLs, ST-RISKô Software for Earthquake Risk Analysis of Structures. 

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Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc.
3470 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite A200
Lafayette, CA 94549
Tel: 925-283-1166
Fax: 925-283-4307

Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc. (DIS) designs and manufactures products for base isolation and energy dissipation. Our primary goal is to provide structural protection, insuring complete operability of the structure during and following a design level earthquake.

DIS has an appreciation for the design problems and challenges facing the project engineer. With 19 years of experience designing and manufacturing elastomeric bearings, lead rubber bearings, teflon sliders, wall dampers and other energy dissipation devices, DIS is well positioned to meet the needs of the project engineer.

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Facility Risk Consultants, Inc.
43575 Mission Blvd. #301
Fremont, CA 94539-6342
Tel: 510-676-1554
Fax: 510-490-2011

Facility Risk Consultants, Inc. offers engineering and risk management consulting services, involving seismic analyses and design, regulatory issues and compliance, performance-based facility criteria development, building seismic retrofit design, seismic strengthening of equipment and process tools, soil-structure interaction analyses, structural & financial risk consulting, physical security and forensic engineering. Company engineers have more than 25 years of industry experience providing services on large-scale seismic related projects for commercial nuclear utilities, Department of Energy facilities, and semiconductor manufacturing companies around the world. Facility Risk Consultants has offices in Fremont, California and Huntsville, Alabama.

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FM Global Research
1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA 02062-9102
Tel: 781-255-4931
Fax: 781-255-4024

FM Global is an insurance organization with a unique risk management focus. Its customers look to the company to help them maintain continuity in their business operations, develop cost-effective insurance and risk financing solutions - and to minimize the overall financial impact if a loss does occur.

FM Global clients rely on its world-renown scientific research and testing capabilities to help them better understand their property hazards and, ultimately, discover better ways to reduce exposure to these risks. Organized through FM Global Research, a specialized group of scientists, engineers and technicians, FM Global’s ground-breaking research often sets new standards that advance loss prevention practices and help develop new property loss prevention products.

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Hydro-Quebec TransÉnergie
800 de Maisoneuve Est, 19th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H2L 4M8
Tel: 514-840-3000 x3659
Fax: 514-840-5261

Hydro-Quebec TransÉnergie is a leader in the design, operation and maintenance of power transmission systems. Recognized internationally for the reliability of its transmission capabilities, Hydro-Quebec TransÉnergie delivers quality power that supplies several million North American customers located primarily in Quebec and, via its interconnections, in Ontario, the Atlantic provinces, and a number of American states.

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ISAT Seismic Bracing & Engineering

6600 Artesia Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Tel: 714-994-6353
Fax: 714-523-0845

ISAT Seismic Bracing (International Seismic Application Technology) is a worldwide supplier of seismic bracing systems for nonstructural components and suspended utilities including plumbing, mechanical piping and equipment, HVAC ducts, cable trays, conduit racks and others. The company also publishes a 500-page reference manual, The ISAT Seismic Design, Installation and Inspection Manual 3rd Edition, which serves as the backbone of the company's services and solutions. ISAT also provides consulting services for installations in new construction, retrofit and California's SB-1953 hospital upgrades. Its comprehensive system is approved by California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). In addition, ISAT’s systems are compliant with the latest IBC requirements.

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Johnson Controls, Inc.
631 South Richland Avenue
PO Box 1592-191A
York, PA 17405
Tel: 717-771-7410
Fax: 717-771-7297

YORK International is the largest independent supplier of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and solutions in the United States, and a leading competitor globally. Founded in 1874 in York, PA, where the company still maintains its corporate headquarters, YORK is a Fortune 500 company with approximately half of its annual revenue coming from outside North America. YORK designs, manufactures, sells, and services heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for residential and commercial markets; gas-compression equipment for industrial processing; industrial and commercial refrigeration equipment; and compressors for residential and commercial air-conditioning, as well as refrigeration applications.

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KPFF Consulting Engineers
1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-622-5822
Fax: 206-622-8130

KPFF provides structural and civil engineering services, both as consultant and prime designer, principally serving the construction industry. Maintaining a leadership role within their industry, KPFF is committed to the highest standards while fostering technical innovation and creativity to produce a consistent, thorough product. The company has experienced an outstanding record of continued growth by providing quality design and service to their clients. Founded in Seattle in 1960, KPFF has operating divisions in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego, California; Phoenix, Arizona; and McLean, Virginia.

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Terra Firm Earthquake Preparedness, Inc.
#301 – 260 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 3K8
Tel: 604-254-3311
Fax: 604-254-3321

Terra Firm specializes in the seismic risk mitigation of operational and functional components (OFCs) of new and existing buildings. All the necessary services required to assure the earthquake resilience of the nonstructural elements of a building is available from within Terra Firm. Management services include: business continuity planning, seismic risk assessments, project management, mitigation training programs and seismic purchasing policy development. Seismic engineering supplies an automated OFC mitigation engineering system drawing on a large library of existing plans, stock shop drawings and a complete documentation format. The Seismic Shop offers an array of versatile products designed for the realities of the worksite. Our installers have deep experience in the difficult and diverse environments found in boiler rooms, IT facilities and high level labs. With all seismic disciplines under one roof, our design roundtable can produce the highest performance systems at the lowest cost with the least disruption to the customers’ operations.

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3600 Pammel Creek Road
LaCrosse, WI 54601
Tel: 608-787-2397
Fax: 608-787-2963

Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and comprehensive facility solutions. Its offerings include energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, top-notch service and parts support, sophisticated building controls and financial solutions. Each Trane system or solution is designed to meet the specific needs of their residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, and process application customers. Trane is a business of American Standard Companies, a Fortune 500 company and a leader in the air conditioning, plumbing, and vehicle braking systems markets. A true global company, Trane has offices, service operations, joint ventures and manufacturing facilities around the world. All are networked to provide uniform local support capabilities such as engineering expertise, application assistance, service, parts and financial solutions. In addition, Trane offices provide the benefits that come with a working knowledge of local business practices, building codes, languages and currencies.

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Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 212-367-3080
Fax: 212-367-3003

For nearly half a century, Weidlinger Associates has stood for innovation in structural and civil engineering and applied mechanics. The firm serves architects, developers, contractors, high-tech manufacturers, and public agency heads who are under increasing pressure to build and restore facilities or bring products to market quickly at least cost. Innovative engineering to help clients achieve elegance with economy remains the fixed aim of the firm's business. 

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