The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced that SMACNA's "Seismic Restraint Manual: Guidelines for Mechanical Systems," (second edition, 1998) has been approved as an American National Standard.

ASNI recognition increases the potential that SMACNA standards are internationally adopted for regulatory use and more widely used in the U.S. by state and local governments, as well as the design and engineering community. The new ANSI status will also enhance SMACNA's credibility as a standards developing organization, both domestically and internationally.

The 200 page manual is available by calling 703-803-2989. A CD-ROM version also is available by calling 800-716-3447.