The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 93 (2015) > Issue 7 > Do-it-yourself dynamics: testing of the staircase at Institution HQ
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Do-it-yourself dynamics: testing of the staircase at Institution HQ

This article suggests ways in which readily available technology (a smartphone or tablet) can provide engineers and construction professionals with a simple tool to test vibrations. This is demonstrated on the new feature staircase (a lightweight and unusual structure) at the Institution's HQ in London. A free-to-download vibration testing app (beta version) has been developed by Expedition, and is introduced here.

Author(s): A. de Lacy, J. Parker and P. Winslow (Expedition Engineering)