Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 11): Floor vibration

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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2 July 2012

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 11): Floor vibration

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2 July 2012
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 90, Issue 7, 2012, Page(s) 3

Date published

2 July 2012

Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 90, Issue 7, 2012, Page(s) 3

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Standard: £14.95 + VAT
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This note is an introduction to the assessment of floor vibrations – a frequently overlooked aspect of the design process. Floor vibrations can lead to expensive remedial works, as occupants complain of discomfort due to excessive movement.

Introduction
This Technical Guidance Note is an introduction to the assessment of floor vibrations. Since the advent of lighter structures that have longer spanning elements within them, the built in dampening effect buildings have had historically has become less pronounced. Despite this, floor vibration can be an overlooked criterion during the design process. This can lead to expensive remedial works being carried out on structures after they have been built, as occupants complain of discomfort due to excessive movements and vibrations. 

(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)

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