PHD Manufacturing Partners with ISAT Seismic Bracing

Strategic partnership will deliver attachment products and seismic bracing services that ensure building code compliance.

ISAT Seismic Bracing announces that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PHD, a paramount provider of pipe hangers and devices from coast to coast. The partnership with ISAT positions PHD to deliver seismic bracing solutions that reflect the best in products and engineering innovation beginning immediately.

This announcement acknowledges PHD's reputation for manufacturing industry standard products including hangers, strut, straps, clamps and accessories. In approving PHD's products and assemblies, installed in conjunction with ISAT engineered seismic restraint systems, ISAT endorses PHD's product line to meet the rigorous standards of their seismic design and inspection manuals.

"In today's world of evolved building codes, careful selection and appropriate application engineering is essential," said Jim Massey, ISAT Vice President. "A fundamentally different approach is needed -- one that includes the use of support hardware and seismic bracing products in conjunction with comprehensive design guidelines, calculations, layouts and an engineer's seal on project drawings. This is what ISAT contributes that enables PHD to deliver real solutions to contractors who utilize their products."

"Manufacturers often promote their seismic products, but lack the design assistance or guidance of qualified experts," said Joe Corvino, PHD President. "Our partnership with ISAT secures PHD's position as a progressive hanger and strut manufacturer with integrated seismic bracing engineering support for its distributors and end users. Along with its history of premium products and service efforts, PHD has emerged as the clear choice for a complete MEP and F code compliant system".

To receive ISAT's "Approved Product" seal, a product or product line must meet the stringent standards outlined in the ISAT Design Installation and Inspection series of manuals. The seal is ISAT's endorsement that the approved components can be used as an essential part of gravity, wind, blast and seismic earthquake resisting systems when utilized within their design guidelines.

The collaboration will reduce labor and risk associated with seismic bracing for customers and maximizes their project management processes starting from day one. Together, PHD and ISAT provide mechanical, electrical, piping and fire system professionals the products, guidance and support to streamline compliance.

About The Companies:

International Seismic Application Technology (ISAT) is dedicated to assisting contractors, engineers, facility owners and project teams achieve code compliance in a cost effective manner. For more information about seismic design, seismic design manuals and code compliance, visit their website at or call 877-523-6060.

PHD Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading manufacturer in the commercial and industrial plumbing, mechanical, and electrical industries. They offer a complete line of pipe hangers and devices, strut, and accessories. For more information about PHD's approved seismic products visit their website at or call 800-321-2736.