An engineered stanchion or ballast support system will be designed per project. The support system serves to keep the supported content (pipes, duct, electrical tray, ect.) vertically and laterally constrained while allowing the content to move longitudinally for expansion and contraction of the system. Wind and Seismic supports are designed with a project specific base arrangement to provide the required attachment to the structure to resist lateral and gravity loading from the frame. The project structural engineer is responsible for the design of the building structure and local reinforcement where required to withstand applied loads.
Purchasers should specify code design criteria, desired heights and spacing when inquiring about each project application.