Office footfall vibrations: a discussion on response factor for design and mitigation measures

Author: M. H. W. Sien (Arup)

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1 August 2018

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Office footfall vibrations: a discussion on response factor for design and mitigation measures

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Office footfall vibrations: a discussion on response factor for design and mitigation measures
Date published

1 August 2018

Author

M. H. W. Sien (Arup)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

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Author

M. H. W. Sien (Arup)

Steel is gaining popularity in metropolitan Asian cities. Many modern office towers are of steel-composite construction, as they are lightweight and achieve faster construction cycles than concrete. However, the lightweight nature of steel also means a lower modal mass - and vibrations from active sources (e.g. footfall) need be considered carefully during the design stage. This article discusses vibration performance and mitigation based on recent experience in Singapore.

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4
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Technical Issue 8

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