Continuing Education

Solutions for Vibration Issues -- Evaluation and Retrofits [N28]

Building occupants occasionally report annoying floor vibration due to human activity. Similarly, human-induced vibration levels occasionally exceed the tolerance limit of sensitive equipment that will be on the floor. In such cases, a retrofit solution is necessary. The dynamic properties and vibration levels of the problem area should preferably be measured using dynamic testing techniques. These values serve as the starting point for a retrofit solution design, which usually involves a combination of finite element analysis and AISC Design Guide 11 calculations. This process is illustrated using several case studies.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Architects
Track: Design & Analysis

This course is based on a past NASCC session. 

You must purhcase and pass a quiz to receive a PDH certificate for this course.

  • Date: 4/11/2018
  • PDH Credits: 1.5


Thomas Murray, PE, PhD; Brad Davis, SE, PhD


Solutions for Vibration Issues—Evaluation and Retrofits