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Webinar: What Can Structural Engineers Do to Address the Problem of Floor Vibrations?
April 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Floor vibrations are becoming an increasingly important design challenge as more buildings are constructed (or remodeled) to contain vibration-sensitive occupancies. Some examples are fitness gyms, dance floors, biotech research facilities, micro- and nano-scale manufacturing facilities, medical occupancies (such as MRI, CAT scan, and micro-surgery suites), and data centers. In addition, building owners and tenants have developed a heightened awareness of, and lower tolerance for, floor vibrations that can be felt by humans. Thus, as structural engineers, we are now frequently called upon to design, or renovate, buildings to meet specific floor vibration criteria. This presentation provides an overview of what is common practice for limiting floor vibrations.