VMC Group has been named the first and only Product Certification Agency PCA-127, Third-Party Certification Body for special seismic certification of non-structural building components and their mounting configurations by the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Accreditation Service (IAS).
Our engineering services division also provides certification for International Building Code (IBC) compliance for seismic and wind events. We understand the important aspects of wind forces and provide the following analyses in our certifications:
Finite Element Analysis
- Static pressure
- Cyclic loading
- Service connections
- Sway bracing
- Support structure
We also offer wind tunnel testing specifically required in Miami-Dade County.
This site provides the most comprehensive listing of special seismic and wind certified products and is specifically designed to help engineers and AHJs quickly and easily identify components from manufacturers that are IBC compliant.
It also offers manufacturers interested in obtaining Special Seismic and Wind Certification everything they need for the VMA certification process. Products that successfully complete this process will receive a VMA number and a Certificate of Compliance.
Our engineering, certification and test and measurement services involve world-class engineers, technology and processes.
The engineers we employ hold the highest industry-recognized credentials in structural analysis, elastomer development and system dynamics.Learn more
Test & Measurement
We are the only ISO 17025:2005 Accredited Seismic Simulation Test Laboratory with a triaxial shake table owned and operated by California licensed Structural engineers.Learn more