Floor Vibrations - Frequently Asked Questions and More
The AISC/CISC Design Guide 11, "Floor Vibrations due to Human Activity," is widely used by designers to assess floor vibration serviceability. This presentation will answer many frequently asked questions about its use. The answers will include: how to estimate vibration loadings, damping, floor width and length, and how to handle complex framing. Examples of problem floors and retrofit techniques will also be discussed. This AISC live webinar is a presentation on frequently asked questions regarding Design Guide 11, "Floor Vibrations due to Human Activity." Note: This presentation is written for people who are familiar with Design Guide 11. For those unfamiliar, the design guide will be available as a free download for all registrants.
The presentation will address the following goals:
- Address common questions regarding Design Guide 11.
- Discuss how to estimate vibration loadings, damping and how to handle complex framing.
- Provide examples of problem floors and discuss retrofit techniques.
Registrants will receive:
- Access to a pdf file of the presentation slides prior to webinar
- CEU/PDH certificate upon completion of the live webinar
- Complete instructions for accessing the webinar
Date and Time
Date: February 10, 2011
Time: 1.5 hour duration
10:30 AM Pacific
11:30 AM Mountain
12:30 PM Central
1:30 PM Eastern
Continuing Education Credit
Attendees will receive 0.15 CEUs / 1.5 PDHs. This programs complies with the Continuing Education Education Requirements in all States, including:
The University of the State of New York, State Board for Engineering
Florida Board of Professional Engineers (provider # 0003884)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
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Author and Speaker
About Thomas M. Murray, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Thomas M. Murray is an Emeritus Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Murray joined Virginia Tech in 1987 after 17 years at the University of Oklahoma, the last year of which was spent as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. A specialist in structural steel research and design, Murray was responsible for the construction of large laboratories at the University of Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. Murray founded Virginia Tech's Structures and Materials Laboratory, where he and his graduate students developed alternate methods for connecting beams and columns in buildings in areas that experience high levels of seismic activity. His research and teaching interests include steel connections, pre-engineered building design, and light gage design.
He serves on numerous national committees including those within ASCE, AISC and AISI. At Virginia Tech, he was named the Montgue-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and in 2006, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. In 2002, Murray was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors that can be accorded an engineer. In 1977, AISC presented him with the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. In 2007, he received the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award. And in 2010, he was given the AISC Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education.
Fees & Registration
Fees are on a per site connection basis. Purchase one site connection and any number of members of your company or organization may attend at that site connection.
Cost per Connection
*CASE, SEI, NCSEA, and AIA members receive the AISC membership discount.
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